Forklift safety guidebook (PDF version)

Understand how to control risks from forklifts. The guidebook is primarily for employers. Self-employed people and others with work health and safety duties may also benefit from the guidance.


What is contains

This guide provides guidance about how to control common risks from the use of forklifts.

Topics covered in the guide include:

  • legal duties
  • forklift selection and planning
  • training and competency
  • hazards
  • risk controls
  • work practices
  • forklift attachments
  • maintenance and inspection