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