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MODULE 1: GENERAL FORKLIFT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Copy

June 8, 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11743″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thousands of workers are severely injured in forklift accidents every year. But people who get hurt include both pedestrians and forklift operators themselves. In addition to the human cost, there’s also the damage these accidents due to materials facilities and the forklifts. All Government construction projects have written requirements for load handling equipment that’s taken very seriously.

A forklift is designed to raise, transport and lower heavy loads and get in and out of tight places easily because of their narrow wheelbase. General Safety Requirements must always be followed in addition to the requirements USACE, and NAVFAC set forth.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Common Hazards of Forklift Operations”][/ultimate_heading][vc_single_image image=”11744″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Fortunately, the Government has put several safety requirements in place that must be followed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_counter border_size=”2″ border_color=”#0d5981″ icon=”dt-icon-the7-play-large” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”circle” text_color=”#0d5981″ desc_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”rgba(88,136,137,0.17)” block_title_front=”OPERATION” block_desc_front=”Operate the forklift according to Manufacturer Instructions” block_title_back=”OPERATION” block_desc_back=”Copy of Manufacturer Instructions inside cab” height_type=”ifb-custom-height” box_height=”300″ title_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:700″ title_font_style=”font-weight:700;” desc_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:500″ desc_font_style=”font-weight:500;” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;tablet:20px;tablet_portrait:19px;mobile_landscape:18px;mobile:17px;” title_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:19px;tablet:18px;tablet_portrait:17px;mobile_landscape:16px;mobile:15px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:20px;”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_counter border_size=”2″ border_color=”#0d5981″ icon=”dt-icon-the7-play-large” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”circle” text_color=”#0d5981″ desc_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”rgba(88,136,137,0.17)” block_title_front=”SEATBELT” block_desc_front=”If the forklift has a seatbelt, wear it” block_title_back=”REQUIREMENT” block_desc_back=”It’s Mandatory” height_type=”ifb-custom-height” box_height=”300″ title_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:700″ title_font_style=”font-weight:700;” desc_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:500″ desc_font_style=”font-weight:500;” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;tablet:20px;tablet_portrait:19px;mobile_landscape:18px;mobile:17px;” title_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:19px;tablet:18px;tablet_portrait:17px;mobile_landscape:16px;mobile:15px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:20px;”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_counter border_size=”2″ border_color=”#0d5981″ icon=”dt-icon-the7-play-large” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”circle” text_color=”#0d5981″ desc_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”rgba(88,136,137,0.17)” block_title_front=”LOAD” block_desc_front=”Never exceed the rated load” block_title_back=”CAPACITY” block_desc_back=”Stay within the forklift truck’s load capacity. Rated capacity is reduced with high lifts” height_type=”ifb-custom-height” box_height=”300″ title_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:700″ title_font_style=”font-weight:700;” desc_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:500″ desc_font_style=”font-weight:500;” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;tablet:20px;tablet_portrait:19px;mobile_landscape:18px;mobile:17px;” title_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:19px;tablet:18px;tablet_portrait:17px;mobile_landscape:16px;mobile:15px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:20px;”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_counter border_size=”2″ border_color=”#0d5981″ icon=”dt-icon-the7-play-large” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”circle” text_color=”#0d5981″ desc_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”rgba(88,136,137,0.17)” block_title_front=”STABLITY” block_desc_front=”Ensure the load is stable and balanced.” block_title_back=”CAPACITY” block_desc_back=”Loads can shift if moved abruptly. Poorly supported wide loads can rock forklift. Carry less than normal rated capacity.” height_type=”ifb-custom-height” box_height=”300″ title_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:700″ title_font_style=”font-weight:700;” desc_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:500″ desc_font_style=”font-weight:500;” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;tablet:20px;tablet_portrait:19px;mobile_landscape:18px;mobile:17px;” title_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:19px;tablet:18px;tablet_portrait:17px;mobile_landscape:16px;mobile:15px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:20px;”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_counter border_size=”2″ border_color=”#0d5981″ icon=”dt-icon-the7-play-large” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”circle” text_color=”#0d5981″ desc_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”rgba(88,136,137,0.17)” block_title_front=”LOWER FORKS” block_desc_front=”Do not raise or lower the load while traveling” block_title_back=”NO RAISED LOADS” block_desc_back=”Driving with a raised load makes forklift less stable. Center of gravity dangerously high” height_type=”ifb-custom-height” box_height=”300″ title_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:700″ title_font_style=”font-weight:700;” desc_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:500″ desc_font_style=”font-weight:500;” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;tablet:20px;tablet_portrait:19px;mobile_landscape:18px;mobile:17px;” title_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:19px;tablet:18px;tablet_portrait:17px;mobile_landscape:16px;mobile:15px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:20px;”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_counter border_size=”2″ border_color=”#0d5981″ icon=”dt-icon-the7-play-large” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”circle” text_color=”#0d5981″ desc_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”rgba(88,136,137,0.17)” block_title_front=”SURFACE CONDITIONS” block_desc_front=”Before operating a forklift inspect surface hazards” block_title_back=”SURFACE CONDITIONS” block_desc_back=”Is there oil, grease, ice, water, mud or anything else on which it might slip?” height_type=”ifb-custom-height” box_height=”300″ title_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:700″ title_font_style=”font-weight:700;” desc_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:500″ desc_font_style=”font-weight:500;” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;tablet:20px;tablet_portrait:19px;mobile_landscape:18px;mobile:17px;” title_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:19px;tablet:18px;tablet_portrait:17px;mobile_landscape:16px;mobile:15px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:20px;”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_counter border_size=”2″ border_color=”#0d5981″ icon=”dt-icon-the7-play-large” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”circle” text_color=”#0d5981″ desc_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”rgba(88,136,137,0.17)” block_title_front=”PLATFORM EDGE” block_desc_front=”Safe distance from platform and ramp edges” block_title_back=”FALL PROTECTION” block_desc_back=”Ensure fall protection is used. Rails on platform and fall restraint with proper lanyard length” height_type=”ifb-custom-height” box_height=”300″ title_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:700″ title_font_style=”font-weight:700;” desc_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:500″ desc_font_style=”font-weight:500;” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;tablet:20px;tablet_portrait:19px;mobile_landscape:18px;mobile:17px;” title_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:19px;tablet:18px;tablet_portrait:17px;mobile_landscape:16px;mobile:15px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:20px;”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_counter border_size=”2″ border_color=”#0d5981″ icon=”dt-icon-the7-play-large” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”circle” text_color=”#0d5981″ desc_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”rgba(88,136,137,0.17)” block_title_front=”LOWER FORKS” block_desc_front=”Do not raise or lower the load while traveling” block_title_back=”NO RAISED LOADS” block_desc_back=”Driving with a raised load makes your forklift much less stable, as its center of gravity becomes dangerously high and the forklift safety is jeopardized. Tilt the mast fully backwards. It good practice to lower the forks when the truck is parked.” height_type=”ifb-custom-height” box_height=”300″ title_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:700″ title_font_style=”font-weight:700;” desc_font=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:500″ desc_font_style=”font-weight:500;” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;tablet:20px;tablet_portrait:19px;mobile_landscape:18px;mobile:17px;” title_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:19px;tablet:18px;tablet_portrait:17px;mobile_landscape:16px;mobile:15px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:20px;”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Training Requirements. Only trained and certified workers may operate a forklift. The contractor must ensure the forklift operator is trained on the type of forklift being used on the project.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][ultimate_heading main_heading=”MODULE 1 QUIZ”]Please click on the Module 1 Quiz below. To continue to Module 2, you must pass this course with a 70% or higher. You may take the quiz as many times as needed. Once you’ve completed the quiz, you can begin Module 2.[/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row]