•No person should stand under elevated portion of lift truck
•Forklift controls operated only from driver’s seat
•Never block exits or emergency equipment
•Smoking is not permitted
I.Background for the Trainer:
•The information on this slide is generic and
may not apply to your facility.Feel
free to change the bullet points so that they coincide with the general
operating rules of your company.
•These and additional rules should be spelled
out in your Powered Industrial Truck Program.
•What is your company’s policy concerning
using a forklift as a man lift?In
some states, this is illegal.Discuss
this issue with the employees if permitted by your state and your company.
•Note that discussing “rules of the
road” can put employees to sleep if you just
read them it point for point.Create
interaction by asking questions such asWhat’s so important about wearing seat belts? They just slow me
down when I climb in and out of the forklift.What’s wrong with standing under the elevated portion of a lift
•For the next few slides, we will discuss the
rules of the road.These are also
outlined in your copy of the Powered Industrial Truck Program.
•Standing under elevated forks may be deadly if
the hydraulic system fails.