Logistics & Materials Handling Blog

20 Tips for Operating a Forklift Safely

by Paul Hinz
Filed under: Forklift Basics

Forklift accidents account for an astonishing number of injuries and fatalities.

This is why it is important to observe all safety procedures that have been implemented by an organisation.

These are not just designed to keep forklift drivers safe, but also for the safety of those who work within the vicinity of them.

Therefore, everyone has a duty of care to follow the guidelines set for workplace health and safety including but not limited to employers, operators and pedestrians.

Safetyculture.com.au states that “the most common failures involve traffic management, maintenance, shifting loads and operator competence.”

Below are some simple tips to follow to ensure safe operation of forklifts. They are a good starting point to support workplace health and safety guidelines.