Forklift trucks have a high center of gravity and can tip over if not driven slowly and carefully by trained, authorized operators. In addition,materials placed improperly on the forks, or lifted or placed incorrectly, can easily slip. That’s a hazard to the operator and to others in the area.
Assess all of the manual handling operations that your staff perform, i.e. lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.Use mechanical devices where possible, e.g. trolleys, pallet
movers, FLTs, conveyors, scissor lifts etc and Train staff in safe lifting techniques.