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Forklift Safety Guide

Learning the safe way to operate a forklift and other powered industrial trucks may save your life

This book has general information about:



  • The kinds of forklifts and powered industrial trucks commonly available.
  • The principles that allow a forklift to lift and move heavy loads safely.
  • Forklift operator training requirements. ƒ Basic operator safety rules.
  • Hazardous locations where carbon monoxide is a problem or a special forklift is needed.

  • .Safety while servicing a forklift. This book is not designed to substitute for operator training in the operation of specific forklifts and other power

Contents

How This Book Can Help Prevent Forklift Accidents . . . . . . . . . 1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Types of Forklifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Forklift Operators Must be Trained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How a Forklift Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . 8
Safely Using a Forklift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Driving Indoors and In Other Enclosed Locations . . . . . . . . …. . . 23
Maintenance of Forklifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Appendix

Operator’s Daily Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Get 1-on-1 Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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