Keeping Machine Traffic and Pedestrians Safe
Although we trust that companies train their forklift operators sufficiently before allowing them to drive a forklift, we must also realize that accidents can and will happen. Whether it’s the operators fault because of fatigue, complacency, impairment, etc., or a pedestrians fault by not paying attention where they are going, no business is immune to workplace incidents. However, there are a few ways to mitigate the damage that we recommend:
1. Keep up to date on proper forklift safety techniques and have your operators trained and retrained regularly. Keeping operators up to date on best practices in the work environment can be the difference between life and death.
2. Add forklift monitoring systems on all your forklifts. There are several of these on the market but we recommend the keytroller version.
3. Install safety lights on all forklifts. This allows drivers of other vehicles as well as pedestrians a warning signal of an impending forklift. These affordable forklift blue lights are suitable for any environment and shine best at 16-20 ft.