Many warehouses and factories use forklifts and other heavy equipment in order to transport products and supplies. In order to operate one of these vehicles, personnel need to be trained and certified. When forklift operators follow safety guidelines, they can potentially reduce the number of accidents that occur in these types of work environments.
Warehouse and Factory Accidents
One percent of the warehouse and factory accidents that occur involve forklifts. When considering the total number of warehouse and factory accidents, ten percent are caused by this piece of equipment. While some of these accidents and injuries may be due to situations out of the forklift operator’s control, others are the result of operator error. This is why it’s vital for forklift operators and other personnel to adhere to safety guidelines.
A world record was set in 1989 when a forklift was able to lift 90 tons. This record-breaking forklift is still on dis