As you gain experience, you can enhance your knowledge while advancing your profession. Do not allow the excitement to get your down. Forklifts are a risk for serious injuries if they aren’t handled correctly. OSHA has determined that up 70 to 70% of forklift accidents can be prevented with appropriate training. It will stop the deaths of 85 workers each year.
One of the biggest mistakes you should avoid is not ignoring proper training. Since it helps the operator to ensure safety, it can help prevent injuries. A heavy load could cause tip-overs and that’s the reason 42% of deaths in forklift accidents are due to the issue. The weight of the forklift on surfaces that are uneven and slopes will cause fatal accidents. Don’t make this mistake by ignoring stability. Another fatal mistake is to ignore malfunctions or neglect to inspect the hydraulic belts to ensure they function correctly. In the absence of safety guidelines, driving, which include blind spots and speed limits is yet another thing that many people do with cars and can result in death-defying accidents. The forklift must have security equipment, such as fire extinguishers and locations of motion should be clearly identified.