Forklift safety is vital to keeping your warehouse running smoothly. Here are seven forklift safety features to add to your warehouse!
A simple orange seatbelt can help save lives! In the event of a forklift tip-over, a seatbelt can keep your operator from being crushed by the lift.
When you install an orange, high-visibility seatbelt on your forklift, you’ll easily be able to see whether or not employees are wearing their seatbelt.
An orange seatbelt can also remind operators to wear it, since it’s more noticeable and harder to ignore than a standard seatbelt.
LED lights can be easily installed in forklift cabs. They’re longer-lasting and brighter than traditional forklift lighting, which keeps the interior better-lit for your operators.
Rear View Mirrors
A simple way to optimize forklift safety is to add rearview mirrors to forklift cabs. Greater visibility can lead to fewer accidents.
While it’s important for your operators to be aware of your surroundings, it’s equally as important for the rest of your employees. Blue or red lights can alert your employees when a forklift is in motion.
These lights are ideal for high-volume areas, noisy workplaces, and areas with pedestrian traffic. Some lights even cast shadows alerting pedestrians that the machine is approaching.
In addition to red/blue lights, track lighting illuminates forklift working areas. Clearly marked forklift work zones alert other workers about your forklift.
Attachable fire extinguishers can be added to forklift cabs in the event of an emergency.
If your forklift ever operates outside, or is exposed to natural elements, a clear cab is a safer option than a standard cab. The clear cab protects forklifts from precipitation without sacrificing visibility.
Read our article on how to safely operate a forklift here.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2018. We updated it for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness in November 2023.