•Only trained and authorized personnel are
permitted to operate a forklift
•Keep unauthorized employees off of forklifts
•Keep pedestrians away from the operating
zone of a forklift
•Lock out unsafe lifts as determined in
a preoperation inspection
I.Background for the Trainer:
•OSHA clearly states that only trained and
authorized personnel are permitted to operate a forklift.
•Authorized operators have the authority and the
responsibility to prevent unauthorized operators from even getting on a
forklift.The untrained individual can
easily hurt or kill someone or damage the facility.
•Keep pedestrians safely away from the forklift
when moving, lifting, etc.
•If the forklift is found to be unsafe during a
authorized driver has the responsibility to lock it out until it is repaired.