Daily Checks, both visual and functional, improve forklift safety by confirming safe lift operations prior to use. These checks are not just recommended, they are required by law.
Forks for counterbalance and straddle lift trucks are not just bent bars of steel. The manufacturing process is careful and precise with many checks and inspections critical to their safety. Some factors essential to fork manufacture include the steel, the bend and thickness of the heel, the welding of the hooks that hold them onto the carriage, and the heat treatment of the finished product
Forks are big and heavy and thought of as indestructible, but forks can be abused or ruined in the course of daily work. Fork failure is significantly increased when:
A Chain Inspection is vital to the life of your lift truck. The Chain Inspection will determine your Trucks’ Chain Condition. Inadequate mainteance accounts for most complaints of unsatisfactory chain performance.
We Can Inspect Your Chain to Determine if there is:
Frequent & Annual Aerial Inspection
As per the ANSI/SIA A92.6 manual that is attached to all Aerial Work Platform lifts (Scissor and Boom lifts), it is required that a Frequent and Annual inspection be done on these lifts by a qualified mechanic.
OSHA regulations require the occupants of a boom lift to wear personal fall protection equipment while in the platform. With Order or Stack Pickers it is required the operators wear appropriate fall protection equipment that is properly fitted and adjusted. Ensure that employees are trained in the proper use of the fall protection equipment. OSHA strongly encourages the use of a body harnesses on elevated platforms of powered industrial trucks.
The importance of safety cannot be overstated when handling an industrial battery. There are numerous safety procedures and guidelines to be followed. It is critical to be prepared for any accident. Every battery area should be equipped with the proper safety equipment. All employees should be trained to respond properly to all possibilities. Only qualified technicians should work on industrial batteries.
Studies in Ergonomics show that the lift truck operators comfort provides quantifiable business benefits in terms of:
The bottom line is that daily inspections of your forklifts and aerial lifts, combined with a robust and detailed Planned Maintenance program has proven to reduce overall fleet operating costs, damage, wear and tear, down time and improve safety and productivity.
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