Forklift Safety Guidance

Below is a quick guide to common safety issues and protocols. For more, download the PDF.

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This free download covers What is a powered industrial truck (PIT)?, Training, and How to Safetly Navigate around Pedestrians. It also has as a video example illustrating new forklift safety rules and procedures.
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What is a powered industrial truck (PIT)?

A mobile, power-propelled truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials.
Commonly known as forklifts, pallet trucks, rider trucks, fork trucks, or lift trucks.
Can be powered through electric or combustion engines.
Excluded are vehicles used for earth moving and over-the-road hauling.

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Forklift Training

Key elements of a PIT safety training program encompass specific aspects of the lift truck including
warnings, capacity, stability and controls, as well as workplace topics such as surface conditions, pedestrian traffic, hazardous locations and load analysis. At

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Pedestrians

Pedestrian signs in the workplace should provide warning in areas where PITs may present a hazard. The use of warning systems can also enhance the visibility of lift truck equipment throughout a facility.