Why Forklifts Tip Over

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Why Forklifts Tip Over

Proper forklift operation requires trained drivers, well-maintained equipment, and an awareness of potential safety risks. Considering these aspects will increase safety and improve efficiency. Below are some reasons why forklifts tip over along with ways to help improve the safety of your warehouse operation.

Poor Forklift Maintenance

Like any other piece of material handling equipment, forklifts require proper maintenance. Regular inspections and professional repair will keep your forklifts in top condition, ensuring safety and efficiency. In preventing forklifts from tipping over, it is imperative to ensure that your forklift’s mast and the lift chains are in good order. A sloppy mast can pose a serious safety hazard and should be repaired as soon as possible. You should also make sure that your tires are properly inflated and are free of cracks, splits and tread wear this could also contribute to an unstable forklift. Liftow Limited also provides safety inspections to ensure that your equipment is in good working order.

Improper Operation

Unfortunately, proper maintenance and repair do not guarantee safe operation. One of the primary reasons forklifts tip over is improper operation. Engaging in dangerous behaviors like improper turning, driving too fast, or ignoring load limits can all contribute to accidents. Preventing such accidents from occurring in the first place requires training and constant vigilance. Liftow Limited provides driver certification and a host of training programs to ensure that your forklift drivers understand how to properly operate a forklift.

Every year, thousands of workers are injured in forklift accidents. The vast majority of these accidents could be avoided with the right training and proper safety precautions. Understanding the risks involved in forklift operation and the steps necessary to mitigate those risks is the first step to creating a safer, more efficient workplace.

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