3 Common Factors of Forklift Accidents

Whether operating new or used forklifts, accidents can occur. What do most of these accidents have in common? Here are the three most-seen factors:

(1) Training

Lacking or subpar training is a common cause of forklift accidents. Expert operation requires training on all aspects of forklift operation, including proper handling of tools, attachments, and accessories.

why forklift training matters

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(2) Maintenance

Improper maintenance of forklifts can easily result in accidents. The age of the forklift can also be an issue.

(3) Production Factors

Workers that are overly stressed or under tight deadlines may cause accidents due to lack of attention or because they are rushing the job. A worker that is over-tired should also avoid forklifts.

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