Fork Lift Association & Thorough Examination

Forklift Safety Tips

Forklifts and Reach Equipment are frequently used in several industries to access high levels safely and effectively. At Beds and Bucks Forktrucks Ltd. we consider health and safety extremely important. Below we have put together ten forklift safety tips which should be followed at all times.

Ten Forklift Safety Tips

  1. It is imperative that all operators are fully trained and licensed in forklift operation.

  2. Seatbelts must be worn at all times, even if you are getting in for a few seconds.

  3. Do not allow anyone to ride on the exterior of the forklift.

  4. If your forklift begins to overturn, do not get out of the vehicle, simply lean in the opposite direction you are falling.

  5. Establish a written inspection and maintenance program.

  6. Keep forklifts and pedestrians as far away as possible from each other as possible. If close interaction is required, make sure to display warning lines onto the floor so forklift operators do not stray onto pedestrian areas.

  7. Use your senses:
    - Watch for pedestrians.
    - Help others listen by using your audible forklift alarms.
    - Keep your hands on the controls at all times, do not eat or drink whilst operating the forklift.

  8. Be especially careful on grates, slippery surfaces, organic surfaces and inclines / declines as these areas pose the highest risk.

  9. Keep all operating surfaces in working condition (repair crumbling concrete etc.).

  10. Never exceed the safe physical capabilities of the forklift, do not speed, raise the load too high or turn sharp for example.

Forklifts at Beds & Bucks Forktrucks Ltd

Here at Beds & Bucks Forktrucks Ltd we have been supplying, repairing and refurbishing new and used forklifts for over three decades. From our location in Newport Pagnell, we are ideally situated to access all areas of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire as well as further afield for all of your forklift requirements.

To enquire about our forklifts or any of our services contact us today and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.
Forklift Safety Tips