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JAN 8, 2021 – lift Auditors Article Published in Material Handling Network Magazine : IT's UNWISE TO SKIP FORKLIFT EQUIPMENT AUDITS

Do You Know That …

  • 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
  • Forklifts injure 2,200 people annually, 1,300 who are hospitalized
    with serious, or life-changing injuries

According to OSHA, the average cost of a warehouse injury accident is over $118,000. That assumes no increase in Workers’ Comp or insurance costs, And, no legal costs, settlement costs, or regulatory fines. One of the leading contributors to lift truck accidents (and the most expensive liability) is unsafe equipment.

The question is: How many of the 95,000 accidents are avoidable? Obviously, improved safety and operator training, safety-oriented work environments, improved oversight are some solutions. Fortunately, there are myriad solutions, ranging from onsite and inside training to outside trainers and consultants.

But what about unsafe and non-compliant equipment – the most overlooked and dangerous factor. In a business environment where cost reduction is a critical decision point, actual maintenance and compliance in material handling equipment becomes a low priority – until that accident occurs. Then, liability issues aside, OSHA and state OSHA inspect and evaluate the actual condition of the equipment, creating further exposure for the operating firm, especially if the maintenance records do not jibe with the equipment condition.

The solution to reducing maintenance costs over the mid-term and reducing liability and regulatory exposure is a rigorous professional third-party audit, preferably periodic, that includes inspection of equipment for safety, maintenance condition, wear and tear, impending problems, as well as compliance with regulatory, manufacturer and industry standards. This inspection should be combined with an audit of maintenance records for accuracy regarding actual equipment condition, actual maintenance performed, and compliance.

Lift Auditors brings to bear 40 years of experience in the operation, management, maintenance, and compliance of material handling equipment in rigorous environments on the audit process. The company provides audit and inspection services ranging from surface inspections to comprehensive programs, and up to expert witness testimony. Lift Auditors services are cost-effective, and are objective, reserved to the client. Lift Auditors has no ties to any manufacturer supplier or maintenance firms.

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About Lift Auditors:

To help companies mitigate costs, Lift Auditors conducts precise audits of client’s material handling equipment and maintenance records using detailed inspections by top experts. Our audits search for maintenance and safety issues, and report on characteristics both above and below standards – including industry protocols and regulatory requirements including: OSHA, Cal OSHA, DOT, ANSI, ITSDF, Lift Truck Manufacturer and Industry Standards. These audits are backed by 40 years of experience while servicing and maintaining equipment representing organizations such as Clark Lift Trucks, Caterpillar Lift Trucks, Toyota Industrial Equipment, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklifts of America, and also representing such manufacturers as: Genie, Landoll, Bendi, Drexel, Stienbock, Advance, Taylor-Dunn and more. To learn more please: Visit our website or email Pierre Laudenberg at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 888-310-3776.


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