Forklift drivers need to keep an eye on more than just the load they are transporting. They need to be aware of the characteristics of the truck they are driving, know its capabilities and be aware of many other conditions and potential hazards along their path.
Those are just some of the reasons why training powered industrial truck operators, along with doing daily inspections and understanding working conditions that could create dangerous situations, is important to reducing incidents.
Use this toolbox talk to discuss hazards forklift operators could encounter.
Make It Personal: Walk through storage and distribution areas to ensure that areas of concern have been addressed and hazards have been eliminated or minimized to the extent possible.
Looking for tips on how to give a talk? Check out this blog post.