Forklifts Safety Program


Forklift Safety Program

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose
  2. Scope
  3. Definitions
  4. Key responsibilities
  5. Procedure
  6. Safety guards
  7. Training
  8. Certification
  9. Operations
  10. Traveling
  11. Loading
  12. Operation of the truck
  13. Maintenance and inspection of forklifts

Forklifts Safety Program

Chapter Section

All approved forklifts shall have a manufactures identification plate attached showing all specifications of the forklift and that the forklift is accepted by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.

Modifications and additions, that affect capacity and safe operation, shall not be performed without manufacturer’s prior written approval.  Capacity, operation, and maintenance instruction plates, tags, or decals shall be changed reflect the modification or addition.

If the forklift is equipped with front-end attachments other than factory installed attachments, the supervisor shall ensure that the forklift is marked to identify the attachments and show the approximate weight of the forklift and attachment combination at maximum elevation with load laterally centered.

The operator shall see that all nameplates and markings are in place and are maintained in a legible condition.

All forklifts shall be equipped with safety seat belts.  All forklifts shall be equipped with a horn, backup alarm, beacon light, headlights and taillight.