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Forklift facts

Forklift Truck Facts A QUICK GUIDE TO SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING FORKLIFT TRUCKS, AND HOW TO STAY SAFE AROUND THE WAREHOUSE FAQ's How safe are forklifts? Only 1% of warehouse accidents are due to forklifts. How fast does a forklift travel? 10 This all depends on the type of forklift, there are no official limits, but a you should travel no faster then 3mph when racking, 5mph in transit, and 10mph in the yard How long have forklifts been around? The modern day forklift took shape around the 1960's. However early models date as far back as the early 1900s How much can a forklift pick up? This all depends on the type of forklift, there are no official limits, but a you should travel no faster then 3mph when racking, 5mph in transit, and 10mph in the yardA) The average pallet can carry 2 ton, therefore the standard forklift can pick up 2.5ton Isitillegal to use a mobile phone whilst operating a forklift truck? It is not against any law, however, many business will have their own rules not to allow this The load-carrying capacity of each forklift can be found on a name plate or load capacity data plate that is in clear view of the operator. This capacity is the maximum allowable load that the lift truck can handle. The load-carrying capabilities of forklifts differ. The most commonly used forklifts can carry loads of one to five tons. Larger forklifts have a load capacity of up to 50 tons. Although only a small percentage of accidents involve forklift trucks in factories and warehouses, 10% of all injuries occur to forklifts Speed is the most common cause of accidents in the work place NOTE Safety Points Ensure the Load is evenly distributed Forklift batteries contain dangerous chemicals. Protective clothing must be worn when handling Batteries can also emit toxic gas Because of this, sites using battery powered forklifts must have eye was kits on the premises Although there is not one official license, all operators must be adequately trained in one of the recognised courses Always examine equipment carefully before use Ensure load is stable and secure Take care to avoid any hazards, always be vigilant when reversing Do not drive too fast Always re-fuel and leave at the end of the day in the designated areas. Always keep clear of the mast LIFT4 MLESS Piktochart - make information beautiful

Forklift facts

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A quick guide to frequently asked questions regarding forklifts

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