|Forklift Safety Sign|
The basic rule for traveling is that you maintain control of your forklift at all times. Other rules include:
- Operate a forklift only while in the seat or operator’s station. Never start it or operate the controls while standing beside the forklift.
- Never allow passengers unless the forklift was designed for a passenger.
- Do not put any part of your body between the uprights of the mast or when traveling, outside of the forklift frame.
- Always look in the direction of travel and keep a clear view of the travel path. Travel in reverse if the load blocks your view.
- Always observe posted speed limits at your workplace. A forklift should not be driven faster than a quick walking pace.
- Keep a distance of at least three forklift lengths between you and any forklift traveling in front of you.
- Do not pass another forklift traveling in the same direction if it is at a blind spot, intersection or other dangerous location.
- Never drive a forklift up to anyone in front of a bench or other fixed object.
- Never allow anyone to walk or stand under the elevated forks – even if the forks are not carrying a load.
- Check that there is adequate clearance under beams, lights, sprinklers, and pipes for the forklift and load to pass.
- Never engage in stunt driving or horseplay