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Busting the Myths of Large Capacity Forklifts

Large capacity forklifts aren’t just about a heavier counterweight. According to ProLift’s team of Taylor Forklift specialists, companies make themselves vulnerable to increased forklift repairs and accidents with this logic. Large Capacity Forklift Myths Big forklifts don’t tip-over You’re not picking up the typical product, wrapped and stacked neatly on a pallet. It’s heavy, long […]

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Forklift Safety: Hands-On Evaluation

Forklift trainers are responsible for observing operators during the initial and refresher forklift training. What is the best way to score the forklift hands-on evaluation? After zoning off a safe area for forklift operator training away from daily warehouse production and pedestrians, a company trainer can evaluate each participant’s knowledge of the forklift’s operation. Each […]

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Forklift Travel Speed

Unless you’ve communicated a specific forklift travel speed to the dealer, equipment comes from the manufacturer to your facility at a preset speed based on its model; however, the preset speed may not match your production or safety goals. To learn the most common reasons for speed adjustments, we spoke to Casey Oliver and Scott […]

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Should You Have an In-House Forklift Safety Trainer?

Every company using forklifts is responsible for providing operator safety training to keep in compliance with federal law. When developing a safety plan for your company and its forklift operators, the first decision to make is whether to have an in-house forklift safety trainer or outsource to a specialist. In-House Forklift Safety Trainer Advantages When […]

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11 Questions For Choosing Forklift Safety Accessories

When placed in the proper warehouse atmosphere, forklift safety accessories can be effective for accident prevention; however, they should never replace the use of horns, spotters or areas restricted to pedestrian traffic. And, because an accessory is only as effective as the person using it, advantages of using the safety accessory should be stressed to […]

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What to Include in Your Forklift Battery Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kit

  Regular maintenance of your forklift battery can increase your fuel economy dramatically by allowing the battery to have a longer life cycle – even beyond the warranty period. To keep associates safe while performing regular maintenance of the forklift battery watering level, personal protective equipment (PPE) is required to safely complete the job. These […]

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Checking Your Forklift for a Propane Leak

“I smell propane coming from my forklift. The tank’s valve doesn’t appear to be the source of the leak. What else should I check?” First, focus on ventilation! Open up doors and/or windows in the area and turn off the forklift’s propane tank. You must be in an open, well-ventilated area to allow the LP […]

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Forklift Overhead Guards

The forklift overhead guard protects an operator from falling loads. Overhead guards for forklifts categorized as Class I, II, IV and V must meet the Falling Object Protection (FOP) requirement. In addition to the FOP standards, Class VII rough terrain forklifts with side operator cab locations must meet the Roll Over Protection (ROP) standard. Forklift […]

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Forklift Oil Leaks

Are you spotting forklift oil on the warehouse floor? Or, is forklift oil being replenished every two weeks to manage a leak? Forklift oil leaks are bothersome and depending on the source of a forklift oil leak, the repair can be expensive. If the leak isn’t resolved easily with a hose or O-ring replacement, the issue […]

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8 Tips For Changing a Forklift LP Tank

Because liquid propane (LP) is a flammable and explosive gas, changing an LP tank on a forklift offers risks. To keep ourselves and co-workers safe, we must act responsibly. Changing a Forklift LP Tank Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) The fuel inside the LP tank is contained at a high pressure and has a temperature […]

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Forklift Safety for Ramps, Slopes and Inclines

A ramp, slope or incline is defined as an angle that exceeds 10%, or approximately one foot rise for every ten feet of ramp or incline. OSHA 1910.178(n)(7) addresses regulations for forklift ramps, slopes or inclines that must be followed any time a powered industrial truck is on a defined incline. OSHA Regulations for Ramps […]

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Do You Need a Forklift License?

In 1999, OSHA revised their powered industrial truck guidelines to require all operators attend a forklift safety training class that includes formal instruction, hands-on training and an evaluation of the operator’s performance on the worksite. Conducted by a trainer with knowledge and experience, the forklift training must be received upon hire and renewed every 3 […]