Forklifts: Getting on and off safely: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks from forklifts by making sure operators can get on and off safely.

Last updated

May 2009

Reading level

easy

File Type and Size

PDF, 142.68 kB

Document Length

1 page

What it contains

Forklifts cause more death and injuries in workplaces than any other piece of equipment. This health and safety solution advises how workplaces can prevent workers getting injured when they get on and off forklifts. This includes:

  • buying or retrofitting forklifts with good footing, anti-slip surfaces and grab handles
  • ensuring operators maintain three points of contact when getting on and off forklifts
  • providing forklift safety training for workers