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Title: Safe Forklift Operations


1
Safe Forklift Operations
  • Dustin Flavell
  • Sierra Foothill Research Extension Center

2
Training Session Overview
  • Terminology Overview
  • Safety Video
  • Operating Rules for Industrial Trucks
  • Load Capacity Requirements
  • Pre-shift Inspection
  • Unusual Features of Forklift Operation

3
SIT-DOWN COUNTERBALANCE LIFT TRUCK
4
Safety Video
5
Operating Rules Industrial Trucks
  • 5. Keep clear of forklift mast uprights and all
    other parts where shear and crushing hazards
    exist

6
Operating Rules Industrial Trucks
  • 6. Do not stand, pass or work under the elevated
  • portion of a forklift

7
Operating Rules Industrial Trucks
  • 7. Forklift must be check at least once before
    use each day

8
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Operating Rules Industrial Trucks
  • 8. Forklifts with fuel system leaks may not be
    operated
  • 9. Forklifts must maintain a safe speed
    distance from other vehicles
  • 10. Do not pass other lifts at dangerous
    locations
  • 11. Drivers must slow down sound horn at
    dangerous locations

10
Operating Rules Industrial Trucks
  • Be sure all people are clear before moving a
    forklift in any direction
  • Do not drive towards people standing around fixed
    objects

11
Operating Rules Industrial Trucks
  • Ascend Descend grades slowly
  • Forks shall be carried as low as possible

12
Operating Rules Industrial Trucks
  • When leaving a forklift unattended
  • Shut the power off
  • Set the parking brake
  • Mast must be down in the vertical position
  • Wheels blocked if on an incline

13
How Far is Considered Unattended?
25 feet
DONUTS
14
Operating Rules Industrial Trucks
  • 24. One tire width minimum distance from the
    edge of any elevated dock or platform

15
Operating Rules Industrial Trucks
  • Do not load forklifts in excess of their rated
    capacity.
  • A loaded forklift may not be moved until the load
    is safe and secure
  • Use extreme care when tilting loads
  • 31. If loads are lifted by two or more forklifts
    working in unison the load shall not exceed the
    combined rated lifting capacity of all trucks
    involved

16
Rules covered in video
  1. Only trained personnel may operate a forklift
  2. Stunt driving horseplay is prohibited
  3. No riders on forklifts
  4. Riding is not allowed on the forks of a forklift
  5. ,7,11,13,17,20,21,22(18,19,23,25,30,31 N/A)

17
Unusual Features Forklift Operations
  1. Rear Steering
  2. Wide swing of rear of forklift when turning
  3. Potential for tipping over
  4. Potential for loss of load off forks during
    operation
  5. Positioning of load
  6. Reduction in rated capacity
  7. Operating in reverse

18
Operating Rules for Elevating People
  1. Only use a securely attached safety platform
  2. Be sure the lift mechanism is working smoothly
  3. Never tilt the mast forward or backward
  4. Place forklift in neutral with parking brake set
  5. Watch for overhead obstructions
  6. Keep hands clear of controls when not in use
  7. Never travel with personnel on the safety
    platform
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