National Forklift Safety Day is sponsored by the
Industrial Truck Association. On this day manufacturers call attention to
the dangers of forklift operation and seek to educate customers, the public and
government officials about safe forklift operation.
new forklifts were sold in the United States last year. The material handling
industry is estimated to be about $165 billion annually. With all of that
machinery performing such vital functions, forklift safety is a topic worthy of
an annual day of intentional focus by the industry.
Are you ready
to focus on forklift safety at your facility? Here's what is recommended
as a good first step.
Forklift Safety Champion
safety program will be more effective if one person oversees the effort. They
will need to be:
improving the safety of your forklift truck operations
dedicate the time to supervise and oversee safety improvements
Appropriately trained to
take on a role of such responsibility
identify and assess potential hazards in the workplace
lead internal meetings and act appropriately when bad practice occurs
Champion Organize Manager and Supervisor Training
When it comes
to ensuring safety, managers have ultimate responsibility. They don’t need to
be able to operate a forklift truck necessarily, but do need the skills and
Understand all tasks performed and the risks involved
regular inspections of the site and equipment
action is taken to keep both in good shape
sure practices are in place to minimize risk
that different materials are suitable for different tasks and carry different
help you get your Champion ready with our operator
training. More information is available by clicking this LINK.