Safely traveling with and maneuvering a forklift, like most equipment, requires some special considerations. Forklift operators who know how to safely travel with and maneuver a forklift can protect themselves, pedestrians in the workplace, and the loads carried on forklifts. The specific guidelines provided in this course will protect operators from the hazards of traveling with and maneuvering a forklift. The course offers instructions on how to mount and dismount a forklift properly; on traveling with a load over uneven paths, inclines, and other potentially unstable surfaces; and on maneuvering safely when forklifts start, stop, and change direction.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.Learning Objectives
- Use the best practices for properly mounting and dismounting a forklift
- Recognize the actions to take to protect yourself during a tipover
- Recognize safe practices for traveling with a forklift
- Recognize how to safely maneuver a forklift