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What Safety Accessories Does Your Forklift Need?

What Safety Accessories Does Your Forklift Need?

As a materials handling operations manager, supervisor or business owner, you already know that a few precautions can ensure all your forklifts are valuable assets, not dangerous liabilities. Forklifts can be essential to the survival and growth of your business, and if they’re well maintained, well designed and outfitted with appropriate attachments, they can boost your productivity and keep your business humming. On the other hand, just one avoidable accident could cause expensive property damage or human injury. Staying on the right side of that equation means making sure your forklifts and attachments are the right fit for your workplace. Keep these options in mind.

Signalling devices

In a small, quiet workplace with only a few employees and no access by the public, manufacturer-installed signalling features are probably sufficient to alert pedestrians and other employees regarding lift truck speed or direction. But in an unpredictable workplace where distracted shoppers or pedestrians can appear at any moment, large, bright, blue- or red-toned warning lights can mean the difference between safety and trouble. Liftow offers a wide range of signal light options! 

Visual Support for Operators

A laser-guided fork guidance system can help operators clearly see and control the position of the forks on the approach to a load or pallet. Avoid product damage by taking the guesswork out of this process. Meanwhile, a safe-view wireless camera system can help operators see what’s happening behind and around them, not just straight ahead. Managers can use the same monitoring system to keep track of all activity in a given area of the workplace, which can help prevent problems in high-traffic or high-accident zones. Dome and side-view mirrors also provide a simple, low-tech solution to visibility hazards.

Protecting Operators in the Cabin

Exposure to the elements can lead to discomfort and distraction, and airborne rain, snow, mud or dust can obstruct visibility and make life difficult for operators in indoor-outdoor settings. Protect your operators and everyone else in your workplace by providing full or partial covers for open cabins. While you’re at it, protect your operators from accident and injury by adding or upgrading seatbelts and safety restraints.

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Michelle Catapang - September 16, 2020

This content is quite helpful and informative. Thank you for this content and the safety precautions you have reminded us.

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