#34 Industrial Trucks-Forklifts

  • Are only trained personnel allowed to operate industrial trucks?
  • Is substantial overhead protective equipment provided on high lift rider equipment?
  • Are the required “lift truck operating rules” posted and enforced?
  • Is directional lighting provided on each industrial truck that operates in an area with less than 2 foot candles per square foot of general lighting?
  • Does each industrial truck have a warning horn, whistle, gong, or other device which can be clearly heard above normal noise in the areas where operated?
  • Are the brakes in each industrial truck capable of bringing the vehicle to a complete and safe stop when fully loaded?
  • Will the industrial truck’s parking brake effectively prevent the vehicle from moving when unattended?
  • Are industrial trucks operating in areas where flammable gases or vapors, or combustible dust or ignitable fibers may be present in the atmosphere, approved for such locations?
  • Are motorized hand and hand/rider trucks designed so that the brakes are applied, and power to the drive motor shuts off when the operator releases his/her grip on the device that controls the travel?
  • Are industrial trucks with internal combustion engine operated in buildings or enclosed areas, carefully checked to ensure such operations do not cause harmful concentrations or dangerous gasses or fumes?