The main purpose of this session is to train you to work safely around forklifts. By the time this session is over, you will be able to identify the hazards of working around forklifts; understand the factors that contribute to forklift/pedestrian accidents; comprehend pedestrian safety requirements; and take proper precautions when working around forklifts to protect your safety.
Why “Forklift and Pedestrian Safety” Matters:
Forklifts are essential pieces of equipment that help us move mountains of heavy materials. But forklifts are also dangerous—especially to employees working around them. You have to be very careful when working or walking in areas where a forklift operates. You must always keep alert and take proper precautions to protect your safety. Otherwise, you could be seriously injured or even killed by a forklift.
- Forklifts are extremely useful but can also be extremely dangerous to pedestrians.
- In an accident with a forklift, you could be seriously injured or killed.
- Always keep alert to forklift activity in your work area.
- Follow safe work practices and procedures to prevent accidents.