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- Nearly 1/4 of workplace transport injuries are the result of forklift accidents
- The ForkLift Truck Association (FLTA) reports that forklifts are one of the most dangerous aspects of workplace transport
- And report that forklifts injure 2,200 people annually, with 1,300 hospitalized with serious, or life-changing, injuries
These statistics reflect that most accidents involving forklift trucks occur in a warehousing or logistics environment. The causes include a lack of sufficient training of the operator, operator error, a lack of
knowledge about the equipment and the working environment, unsuitable premises. We’ll examine poor forklift truck maintenance and inspections.
A Planned Maintenance program is crucial to cost savings and ensuring that equipment stays in a Safe and Operational condition. Unfortunately, with less skilled and less experienced technicians, and Service Companies focusing on revenue generating repairs rather than conducting required maintenance, a thorough, complete, and detailed Preventive Maintenance Audit inspection is often neglected.