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Rules
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Forklift
While there are many other forklift safety rules that are pertinent
to forklift drivers, these are some of the top rules that should
always be followed and taken into consideration.
When forklift drivers
transport loads safely,
it enhances the safety
for everyone else in the
workplace as well.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Use Safe Speeds
10 Forklift Safety Rules
1
A safe forklift speed is a speed
that is reasonable and prudent
to the work environment.
The faster a forklift travels, the more the risk
increases for injury if a collision was to occur.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Avoid Abrupt Stops2
It is important that forklift drivers stop
with ease, versus just sudden breaking.
Abrupt stops can compromise the safety
of the load as well as anyone in close
proximity to the load as well.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Pedestrians Always
Have the Right of Way
3
Just like when traveling in a
vehicle, a forklift driver should
always be aware of pedestrians
and give them the right of way.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Don’t Pick Up Other Riders4
Almost all forklifts are designed for driver riders
only, unless the forklift has been specifically
designed to accommodate an additional rider.
Never allow additional riders to board the forklift,
as this can create an unstable balance and also
block the driver’s line of view.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Be Aware of Fork Position5
The position of the forks is
crucial when driving a forklift.
The forks should always be positioned as low
as possible (but high enough to clear bumps)
when traveling throughout the work facility.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Keep The Load Level and
Stationary when in Motion
6
Never raise or lower loads on
the forks while the forklift is in
motion. This limits the stability
of the load and may cause an
unsafe imbalance.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Slow Down & Sound
Horn at Corners
7
Corners are often the most
hazardous areas for forklift
traffic due the natural
inability to see around a
corner before approaching it.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Keep Right / In Lane8
Many people have a natural
instinct to stay right when
driving forklift because in the
U.S. we also drive motor
vehicles and stay to
the right as well.
continued...8
However, sometimes it is possible
to forget this rule and veer out of the
lane to the left or right. This then
becomes a safety hazard as some
pedestrians or other forklifts may be
utilizing the other lanes.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Watch Out for Blind Spots9
Unfortunately, many workplaces
have blind spots in their facilities.
These are spots where it is hard
to see into unless you are in the
blind spot, then it is hard to see
out of or around it.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
continued...9
Forklift drivers
should always
exercise extra
caution when
approaching or
entering these
areas.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
Keep Alert to Floor Conditions10
This is something that is easily overlooked
by many forklift drivers.
10 Forklift Safety Rules
- Spills
- Loose sand or dirt
Keep Alert to Floor Conditions10
These can all be dangerous to a forklift driver
with a load in transport as they may cause
the forklift to slide or slip and lose traction to
the floor.
- Grease spots
- Oil smears
We have you covered.
Creative Safety Supply works with
companies both large and small to help
them with their Labeling, Software and
Signage needs.
We also carry a host of PDCA, Lean, 5S,
6S Kaizen, Kanban and Continuous Improvement products.
CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@creativesafetysupply.com
10 Forklift Safety Rules
www.creativesafetysupply.com
1-866-777-1360
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10 Forklift Safety Rules - A Review

  • 1. The leaders in visual safety. Safety 1 Rules 0 Forklift
  • 2. While there are many other forklift safety rules that are pertinent to forklift drivers, these are some of the top rules that should always be followed and taken into consideration. When forklift drivers transport loads safely, it enhances the safety for everyone else in the workplace as well. 10 Forklift Safety Rules
  • 3. Use Safe Speeds 10 Forklift Safety Rules 1 A safe forklift speed is a speed that is reasonable and prudent to the work environment. The faster a forklift travels, the more the risk increases for injury if a collision was to occur.
  • 4. 10 Forklift Safety Rules Avoid Abrupt Stops2 It is important that forklift drivers stop with ease, versus just sudden breaking. Abrupt stops can compromise the safety of the load as well as anyone in close proximity to the load as well.
  • 5. 10 Forklift Safety Rules Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way 3 Just like when traveling in a vehicle, a forklift driver should always be aware of pedestrians and give them the right of way.
  • 6. 10 Forklift Safety Rules Don’t Pick Up Other Riders4 Almost all forklifts are designed for driver riders only, unless the forklift has been specifically designed to accommodate an additional rider. Never allow additional riders to board the forklift, as this can create an unstable balance and also block the driver’s line of view.
  • 7. 10 Forklift Safety Rules Be Aware of Fork Position5 The position of the forks is crucial when driving a forklift. The forks should always be positioned as low as possible (but high enough to clear bumps) when traveling throughout the work facility.
  • 8. 10 Forklift Safety Rules Keep The Load Level and Stationary when in Motion 6 Never raise or lower loads on the forks while the forklift is in motion. This limits the stability of the load and may cause an unsafe imbalance.
  • 9. 10 Forklift Safety Rules Slow Down & Sound Horn at Corners 7 Corners are often the most hazardous areas for forklift traffic due the natural inability to see around a corner before approaching it.
  • 10. 10 Forklift Safety Rules Keep Right / In Lane8 Many people have a natural instinct to stay right when driving forklift because in the U.S. we also drive motor vehicles and stay to the right as well.
  • 11. continued...8 However, sometimes it is possible to forget this rule and veer out of the lane to the left or right. This then becomes a safety hazard as some pedestrians or other forklifts may be utilizing the other lanes. 10 Forklift Safety Rules
  • 12. 10 Forklift Safety Rules Watch Out for Blind Spots9 Unfortunately, many workplaces have blind spots in their facilities. These are spots where it is hard to see into unless you are in the blind spot, then it is hard to see out of or around it.
  • 13. 10 Forklift Safety Rules continued...9 Forklift drivers should always exercise extra caution when approaching or entering these areas.
  • 14. 10 Forklift Safety Rules Keep Alert to Floor Conditions10 This is something that is easily overlooked by many forklift drivers.
  • 15. 10 Forklift Safety Rules - Spills - Loose sand or dirt Keep Alert to Floor Conditions10 These can all be dangerous to a forklift driver with a load in transport as they may cause the forklift to slide or slip and lose traction to the floor. - Grease spots - Oil smears
  • 16. We have you covered. Creative Safety Supply works with companies both large and small to help them with their Labeling, Software and Signage needs. We also carry a host of PDCA, Lean, 5S, 6S Kaizen, Kanban and Continuous Improvement products. CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@creativesafetysupply.com 10 Forklift Safety Rules
  • 17. www.creativesafetysupply.com 1-866-777-1360 call us toll-free: or visit us online at: The leaders in visual safety