It is essential that you ensure that the forklifts operating in your storage facility do not present a hazard to the safety of your employees.

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Here are eight more ways in which you can make sure that forklift trucks are operated safely in your workplace.

1. Maximise visibility

In some circumstances, you’ll have better visibility operating the forklift in reverse but this is never true when moving up a ramp.

Make sure that you have a clear view of the racking when positioning the load and use a colleague as a lookout when necessary.

2. Take extra care if lifting other employees

Colleagues can only be transported where there is a second seat that is correctly fitted. To use a forklift to lift a colleague to reach a height, a securely attached work platform and cage must be used.

3. Keep the area around the mast clear

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