Worker injuries often result from the following: Being struck by the forklift (especially when pedestrian or forklift is in a corner or intersection) Being crushed by the forklift machine (forklift might tip over or the driver didn’t see the worker behind).
Preventing common forklift accidents starts with determining those likely scenarios. Then, both managers and operators can formulate strategies and procedures to prevent accidents and minimise safety risks. Common scenarios that involve accidents and injuries include: Forklifts, or a forklift load tips.
How to stay safe around forklifts? First we have to understand how forklifts work. This understanding will give us a better foundation when formulating safety measures. In addition, we’ll understand the common causes of failures in operation and manoeuvring of forklifts..