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Preventing Forklift Hazards

28 Jan by administrator

Preventing Forklift Hazards

You know what they say, prevention is better than cure! That is also entirely true in the warehouse and when managing forklift operations. By thinking about combatting hazards in advance you’ll be sure to avoid accidents in the future. Here are some of the key things you need to think about.

Start with training. There’s no excuse for not making sure everyone on site, forklift driver or not, has proper health and safety training for working alongside forklifts. It’s also vital that this training is refreshed often.

Make sure you operate your forklift properly at all times. That includes using slow speeds, using signals, sticking to maximum weight and keeping alert to your surroundings.

Think about the layout of your warehouse. Is your warehouse both pedestrian and forklift safe? Does the layout make sense to everyone working in the warehouse? A lot can be achieved by optimising your warehouse layout.

For more information about our forklift training services, contact us on 03333 442949 or paula@wetrainflt.co.uk.