Purchasing or hiring a safe and efficient forklift (Industrial lift truck): A health and safety solution

How to choose the right forklift for your workplace.


What it contains

This document advises employers how to choose the right forklift for their workplace. It covers topics such as

  • why it’s important to consider the task, workplace location and environment
  • the potential hazards of choosing the wrong forklift
  • why it’s important to consult employees and health and safety representatives before buying or hiring a forklift
  • how to choose the correct load capacity of a forklift
  • how to consider environmental factors in the workplace
  • how to keep forklift operators safe
  • how to maintain forklifts