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Title: Forklift


1
Forklift Safety
2
What are the Hazards?
  • Death !!!!!
  • Serious Injury !!!!
  • Minor Injury (Time Off)
  • Damage to Assets of the Company
  • Damage to the Lift
  • Damage to Product

3
Ensuring a Safe Ride
  • Only YOU the Operator can ensure the forklift is
    operated safely
  • Conduct a Pre-Check
  • Document all findings
  • Know your route of travel
  • Dont use un-safe equipment

4
Know Your Equipment
  • Controls
  • Adjustments
  • Load Rating
  • Turning radius
  • Balance points
  • Overhead clearance
  • Side Clearance

5
Pre-Check
  • Conduct a safety check at the start of each day
    or the first time you use the equipment for the
    day
  • The Checklist ensures YOUR safety

6
Seat Belts
  • Use your Seat Belt
  • at all times!

7
Safety Rules
  • Operate fork trucks only in designated areas
    with adequate ventilation
  • Do not exceed the floor load rating.
  • Secure (tie down) unstable loads before
    starting the vehicle.
  • Keep arms and legs inside the fork truck
    structure, except when signaling for turns or
    stops.

8
Safety Rules
  • Do not jump from a moving fork truck.
  • Make sure that there is adequate clearance
    before passing under or between structures.
  • Maintain indoor speed under 5 mph (8 km/hr) and
    outdoor speed under 15 mph (24 km/hr).
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Do not carry passengers, except where
    factory-installed seats are provided.

9
Safety Rules
  • Tilt the mast back before traveling
  • Stay at least three vehicle lengths back when
    following another fork truck.
  • Maintain forks about 4 to 6 in. (10 to 15 cm)
    off the driving surface when traveling.
  • Do not attach slings, cables, or chains to the
    forks to lift materials or objects from
    underneath them.

10
Safety Rules
  • When forward vision is obscured, drive in
    reverse
  • Do not leave a fork truck parked with an
    elevated load.
  • Do not park a fork truck without turning off
    the power, placing all the controls in the
    neutral position, and setting the brake. A fork
    truck is considered unattended if the operator is
    out of sight of the truck or more than 25 ft (8
    m) away.

11
Safety Rules
  • Observe all traffic signals
  • Do not use a fork truck to tow or push other
    fork trucks, another vehicle, or other equipment.
  • Use pneumatic-wheel fork trucks for irregular
    terrain and when traveling on streets.
  • Use hard-wheel fork trucks indoors only.

12
Safety Rules
  • Place tines as wide as possible for the load
    and lock them in place to prevent sideways
    movement.
  • Never add a counterweight. Know the weight of
    the load.
  • Do not exceed the fork truck's rated capacity.
  • Do not lift material or equipment you are
    unfamiliar with.

13
Safety Rules
  • Maintain at least a 10-ft separation from
    overhead power lines.

14
Restricted View
  • Your view is restricted by the cage and the
    mast
  • Dive slowly and watch for
  • Pedestrians
  • Equipment
  • Dropoffs

15
ACCIDENTS
16
STABILITY TRIANGLE
17
Ramps - Loaded
  • Always ensure load is against the back rest
  • Drive UP the ramp with the load uphill
  • Back DOWN ramps

18
Ramps Unloaded
  • When Unloaded
  • Drive forward down ramps
  • Drive Backwards up the ramp

19
Ramp Hazards
  • Never turn sideways on a ramp or inclined area

20
Parking
  • Forks Fully Lowered
  • Front of Forks Flat
  • Engine Off
  • Parking Brake Set
  • Park on Level Area
  • Dont Block Exits
  • Take the Keys

21
Entering
  • When Entering a doorway
  • Watch Overhead Side Clearance
  • Use Horn to Warn others
  • GO SLOW

22
Entering Trucks
  • Before Entering a Truck
  • Check Dockboards
  • Check interior of truck
  • Ensure trailer wheels are chocked
  • Check Tractor not attached or Keys are controlled

23
Refueling
  • Fuel gasoline, diesel, and propane fork trucks
    outdoors only
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment
    (PPE)
  • Close the valve for the propane bottle while
    the engine is running to consume all gas in the
    line.

24
Recharging
  • Recharge electric fork truck batteries only in
    designated, posted, and well-ventilated areas
  • Do not conduct smoking or spark-producing
    operations while batteries are being charged
  • Wear the appropriate PPE if battery maintenance
    is being performed.

25
Final Note
  • Safe Operation depends on YOU!
  • Know Your equipment
  • Follow the Safety Rules
  • Know your load
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