Forklift Safety

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Forklift Safety

Operator Training is essential to comply with safe working practices and to make the most of your forklift truck. Permatt is able to deliver complete training programmes to ensure that your drivers comply with the latest legislative requirements.

Maintaining Forklift Truck Safety

Operators of forklift trucks should always be appropriately dressed. The correct safety attire involves a hi-visibility jacket, safety shoes and hard-hats – where appropriate these should always be worn. Always remember that very loose clothing can become a safety risk as it could get caught. Always use your companies forklift truck in the most appropriate manner; avoid bumps, holes, loose material and use extra caution when operating a forklift truck when the floor is slippery for any reason.

Load Stability

  • Handle all loads carefully and be sure to check them for stability and balance before raising or lowering.
  • Travel with the load tilted back and the forks as low as possible as this will increase the stability of the equipment being operated.
  • Always look out for obstructions when lifting or lowering your loads.
  • Be alert at all times when operating your truck – there is always a possibility of loads falling which could be detrimental to your employees.

Forklift Truck Inspections

Materials handling equipment should always be thoroughly inspected and checked daily. It is important to carry out these checks before the start of every day to eliminate the risks of something going wrong throughout the day.

Forklift Truck Training Newcastle

Here at Permatt, we aim to accommodate all our clients. Our forklift training courses can be carried out at our Permatt depot in Killingworth or one of our team members can arrive at your workplace and carry out the training course there. Forklift truck training is an important part of forklift safety, without the correct training you cannon operate a forklift truck, nevermind safely!

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Permatt Forklift Trucks Ltd provide a range of services with the aim of helping your business run smoothly. Above we have details of our main offerings but please call us if your requirement is not listed on 0191 216 5320

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Permatt Forklift Trucks Ltd provide a range of services with the aim of helping your business run smoothly. Above we have details of our main offerings but please call us if your requirement is not listed on 0191 216 5320