Keep Your Forklift In Operable Order And Ensure That Your Employees Use The Machinery In A Safe Manner
If you are the owner of a small industrial plant and several of your crew members operate a forklift each day while unloading freight and stacking it inside of a warehouse, consider the following tips to assist with keeping the forklift in operable order and providing your employees with materials that are needed to use the machinery in a safe manner.
Recycled Forklift Batteries And Charging Station
Purchase a couple reconditioned forklift batteries and place them in an airtight storage bin. Set up a charger nearby that can be used to charge the current forklift battery at the end of each work shift. Teach your crew members how to test the battery and replace it with a reconditioned one if necessary. If a battery is wornout and can no longer be charged, purchase another reconditioned battery to ensure that more than one backup battery is always on hand.
Hooks That Are Used To Organize Safety Gear
Use a power drill to install hooks along one side of a wall inside of the plant. Place an even amount of space between the hooks and designate each hook to one of your employees. Instruct your workers to hang their safety gear, including hard hats, flame-retardant clothing, and work gloves from the hooks. By keeping safety gear organized, individuals will be able to collect their belongings and put them on in a timely manner and will not be likely to lose gear that is necessary while operating a forklift.
Although your staff members may have received training prior to operating a forklift for the first time, it is a good idea to offer a refresher class to assist with maintaining skills that were taught. Set up a time to have a certified instructor come by your plant to demonstrate the proper way to use a forklift and how to respond in an emergency situation that involves the forklift malfunctioning and potentially causing an injury.
During a training class, individuals can take notes and ask the instructor questions if necessary. During regular work shifts, randomly watch your staff members while they are on the forklift to ensure that they are operating the equipment the proper way. if you notice that anyone is using the forklift in a dangerous manner, ask the person to turn off the equipment and verbally tell the individual about the mistake that they have made and the way that they can correct it. Contact a dealer, like U.S. Lift & Warehouse Equipment Inc, for more help.