Orange Seat Belt Option
A great safety feature for warehouse forklifts, large plants or any company concerned with tracking operator safety or monitoring safety procedures is the optional orange seat belt addition. Forklift owners can purchase the add-on part and easily install the feature which optimizes overall jobsite safety by creating accountability. The brightly colored seat belts also provide easy visibility for safety managers concerned with monitoring seat belt use and measuring safety procedure implementation.
LED lights are a great option to consider when ruminating on improved safety as it relates to forklifts and industrial equipment. LED lights can be easily installed to forklift cabs and boast longer-lasting bulbs, a low-profile and brighter projections for more well-lit workplaces.
Left/Right Rear View Mirrors
A simple way to optimize forklift safety is to add left and/or right mirrors to forklift cabs which will enable rear view visibility and could potentially result in avoided accidents.
As approximately 1 in 10 forklifts are involved in an accident each year, according to an article published on Optimum Safety Management, any opportunity to improve forklift safety deserves thoughtful consideration.
Blue/red lights can be added to machines which light up when operators are moving forward or in reverse. There are also lights which cast illuminated shapes on the ground which alert pedestrians to machines moving in the direction of the light/shape.
This safety feature is ideal for high-volume areas, noisy workplaces or areas which regularly see heavy pedestrian traffic.
Attachable fire extinguishers can be added to forklift cabs in the event of an emergency. This is a simple way to make forklift operation in your workplace safer.
Adding to the red/blue light option, there are track lighting options which illuminate forklift working areas so pedestrians/other operators know the parameters to avoid. These clear demarcations increase safety and track lighting features provide an efficient way to alert other workers of unsafe work zones.
If your machine will ever be operating outside or exposed to natural elements, the clear cab option offers great protection. The clear attachable roof protects forklift cabs from precipitation and other distracting/obstructing elements. The clear cab part is a particularly great safety feature for machines which will be frequently operated outdoors.
Read our article on how to safely operate a forklift, here.