Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Forklift General Operating Rules

Operating a forklift takes skill and knowledge. The forklift operator and those around the operator must treat the forklift with proper respect. Using proper procedures, such as those listed below, will minimize the potential for accidents and injuries, as well as make your job easier.

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Working Around Forklifts

Call them what you like – forklifts, lift trucks, bulls. They can be a large part of any industrial operation. Most forklift safety training concentrates on the operators, with good cause. They are the ones who are maneuvering the heavy, and sometimes awkward, loads through aisles, around and up ramps.

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Safe Operation of Forklifts

Forklifts are a very important part of material handling in many industries. They are also a source of serious accidents. All personnel who operate forklifts must be trained and certified in safe operation at least once every three (3) years. The training includes both classroom and vehicle operation.

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