|I. Background for the Trainer:
|•Inspect your forklifts to be sure that they all
carry accurate legible nameplates.
|•If the forklift has been modified or an
attachment has been added, a new nameplate must be obtained from the
manufacturer to reflect the changes to the capacity of the forklift.
|•If possible, photocopy a nameplate from a
forklift to show the employees how to find information on the nameplate.
|II. Speaker’s Notes:
|•OSHA requires a nameplate that is specific to
the lift truck and any attachments that are used. Report any forklift that does not have the
|•The nameplate contains a lot of information,
such as weight of the forklift, tire size and pressure, fuel type, etc. However, the most important information to
you is the capacity and load center.
The specific maximum weight of a load that can safely be lifted to the
forklift’s maximum lifting height, assuming the center of gravity of
the load is within the rated load center.
The distance between the vertical face of the forks and the center of
gravity of the load.