Automotive

Safety Checks for Forklift Trucks

Operators should make visual inspection of forks, giving special attention in looking for permanent distortions and cracks. Electric Forklifts mainly run on batteries.  These need to be kept well maintained for smooth day to day running. The batteries contain material that if not correctly handled can cause burns and in some cases blindness.

Forklift Fork Safety Check son a daily basis operators should make the visual inspection of forks, giving special attention in looking for permanent distortions and cracks. Every six months a thorough inspection of forks should be done, preferably by a trained individual, to check for any cracks and distortion. Forks may need inspections more often, depending on the use of the equipment.

Forklift Trucks

Forklift Forks are constantly subjected to abrasion by concrete floors, steel shelving, etc. This abrasion can reduce the thickness of a fork until it cannot lift loads up to the designed capacity. Forks can be bent out of shape. Depending on distortion, some folks can be straightened. The fork manufacturer is best qualified to correct this. Cracks may appear on forks where attachments are welded on or in the inside radius of the bend area. Periodic inspection can detect cracks. Approved grinding methods may grind out and polish these blemishes, depending on the depth of the crack.

Functions Forklifts are used across the world in warehouses everywhere.  We rely on them to move large products on pallets to their required destination. Forklifts are not small machinery, they can weigh up to 2 tons, and, therefore, it is imperative a trained licensed driver operates this machinery.

Many businesses will pay for their employees to obtain this license however if the employee leaves the company the license may be invalid if they try to operate a forklift truck elsewhere. Businesses also encourage employees to retake the test every 3 years, this keeping safety in mind.