Monday, March 22, 2010

Forklift shocker!

Maybe the worker in this photo was hoping that his trousers would camouflage him during this dangerous operation!

One slip and he would join the statistics of people who have been killed or seriously injured after falling off a forklift pallet. Work at height requires access equipment suitable for the task. In this case, a forklift is not the right solution.

If you are using a forklift to lift a person, a purpose-designed man-box physically secured to the forklift is required. The operator must be at the forklift controls at all times. Both the forklift and the man-box must also meet relevant safety standards.