Top 5 Forklift Safety Videos
Forklift safety prevents immediate dangers to yourself and other employees working in your area. Drivers who operate forklifts with proper forklift training will prevent, or even reduce accidents from happening on the job site. Get in touch with us today and start reducing your accidents at the workplace. These top 5 videos will show forklift operators how to remain safe on the job.
1. Forklifts Are Not Toys
Find out the difference between driving a forklift and a car
Creator: American Lift Equipment
2. Let's See A Show of Hands
Learn how to prevent forklift accidents
Creator:Mentor FLT Training Ltd
An easy way to improve forklift safety is with forklift operator communication as demonstrated in this video entitled "Show Your Hand!" When the forklift operator shows their hand it will reduce the risk of accidents or serious injuries. Pedestrians are at the highest risk for serious injury; 57% of people injured in accidents involving forklifts are pedestrians. Forklift accidents in the workplace happen because of a lack of forklift operator communication, So how do we limit the risk? With an effective forklift safety method called "Show Your Hands". When the forklift driver sees any pedestrian they should hold up their hand in a stop motion. The pedestrian should look out for hand signals; if they see the hand signal they are too close. Forklifts are so heavy and powerful that even the smallest bump from a forklift can send a pedestrian flying. Take responsibility for your own safety and for the pedestrians around you today.
3. What's Wrong With This?
Can you pick out the forklift safety mistakes?
Creator: Industrial Container Services
This video shows some common mistakes to avoid when operating a forklift. Your job is to carefully watch this video and point out where the forklift operator made mistakes. If you miss a mistake or an infraction, make sure you remember it and apply it to your day-to-day work. Every forklift driver will make a mistake at some point. Just as even the most careful road user will have a bump at some point in their driving life. Even the most experienced forklift operators will make common and routine mistakes.
Forklift operators must take their jobs seriously. Forklift operators drive around forklifts moving materials in busy areas including storage yards, factories, and warehouses.There are often other operators, pedestrians, and co-workers within close vicinity of an operating forklift. They need to beware of safety procedures too and the possible danger of being around a forklift, in order to prevent serious injuries — and even death. Let us also remind you that is it required by OSHA that ALL operators of forklifts be properly trained.
4. Safety Starts With You!
Observe the safety rules that could keep your work environment safe
- make a daily inspection
- wear seat belts
- watch out for pedestrians,
- keep people away
- slow down
- adjust your driving according to the driving surface
- follow the rules of a raised load
- beware of your center of gravity
Also mentioned is "distraction", which is risky behavior. When you’re distracted you’re not paying full attention to your task. Many forklift operators do not recognize this as an obvious hazard. Recognizing hazards will reduce serious injuries or even death.
5. Ontario Inspects Forklifts For Safety
Learn how to be prepared for your next visit by the Ontario Forklift Inspector
Ontario MOL (Ministry of Labour) inspectors will come to your workplace to ensure that all forklift operators have been trained and educated. The role of the inspector is to conduct inspections and investigations and to make sure the employers are complying with their responsibilities. In the video the inspector talks about what she looks for during a forklift inspection. Not only are they inspecting for compliance but also to work with employers and workers to educate them about best practices in workplace safety. Specific hazards, health, and safety in your workplace are discussed with the inspector. They believe that all forklift accidents are preventable and with safe operation, proper measures and procedures and good equipment there is no reason to have a forklift incident in your workplace.
In summary, forklift safety is a serious matter. Forklift accidents which result in the loss of life, significant personal injuries, and damage to products and property can be prevented with the proper training and adherence to the rules. Contact us to learn how to operate a forklift and other powered industrial trucks safely. It may save your life.