Forklifts and other types of heavy material handling equipment are essential to the success of many logistics, distribution, and supply chain operations. But they also introduce workplace hazards like collisions, tip-overs, and “struck-by” conditions, which is why it’s important for employees to follow proper safety measures at all times. Employees in those operations know that staying safe on the job is even more important than staying productive.
While some safety tips may seem obvious, it’s the small details that go a long way in keeping employees safe throughout a shift. Here are a few common safety-related questions, along with answers that will provide crews with important safety tips and insights on how propane-powered equipment can enhance workplace safety:
Q: What are some basic forklift safety practices that tend to get overlooked?
More than 90% of Class 4 and 5 forklift operators are using propane forklifts, according to data from the Propane Education & Research Council, making the following propane-specific safety tips important for a wide range of facilities.
Q: What safety measures should employees remember every time they operate propane-powered equipment?
Q: What role does a local propane supplier play in forklift safety?
The propane industry has dedicated procedures to support the safety of businesses that operate with propane, including local propane suppliers. Local suppliers can help customers with:
To learn more about propane forklift safety, visit Propane.com/SafetyFirst.