Forklift Safety & Accident Prevention


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Forklift Accident Prevention

Forklift accidents commonly occur in factories and other industrial settings such as warehouses and docks or piers. Whether a forklift overturn or forklift strike case, these kinds of accidents often end in fatalities or at the very least, serious injuries like crush or amputation injuries.

The reality is that forklift accidents are almost always 100% preventable. Proper safety training tends to be the number one factor in forklift accident prevention.

Below are safety tips to avoid forklift accidents in industrial settings:

  • Use caution especially in low visibility conditions. Spotters, rear view mirrors, lights, horns, etc. can prevent an accident.
  • Do not speed. Drive slowly when entering and exiting buildings. Also, going from outdoors to an indoor, dark building can require an adjustment period for the eyes.
  • Park in designated areas. Do not park in high traffic areas.
  • Use caution on loading docks; stay away from the edge. Use spotters when operating a forklift on a loading dock.
  • Slow down and sound the horn at cross aisles and other locations where vision is obstructed.
  • Use lights/horn when reversing.

Suggested Reading:

Workplace Accident Safety – Forklift Operation & Visibility

How Forklift Accidents Can be Prevented

Pennsylvania & New Jersey Forklift Accident Law Firm

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