S3 Ep139: Warehouse Safety Tips | Episode 139 | Forklift Training

Forklift Training

On today's podcast - we're going to talk about Forklift Training.

So stay tuned.

You can find the show notes to each episode, links to the information mentioned on the podcast, the social media platforms we're on, and anything else related to the podcast at WarehouseSafetyTips.com.

If you're a seasoned Podcast Listener, this podcast will be different from most you listen to.  It's based around exactly what the name implies - Warehouse Safety Tips.  And since the people in that industry are busy - we know time is money, so each episode will be as short and to the point as possible.

And now that all that is out of the way - let's get to the Podcast!

Forklift Training

Have you ever been to a facility where there are permanent marks in the concrete, paint has been scraped away, or tape has been ripped up due to improper forklift traffic?  This situation comes from dragging or having forks in the wrong position - and it's completely avoidable.  

How?  Training!

But it's not just about the proper use of the forks.  It goes much deeper than that.  But since we always try to keep things short and high-level - here are a few things to consider when it comes to Forklift Training and Safety.

  • Before even getting on a forklift - be sure you've been trained, or OSHA Certified to do so.
  • Perform a check at the beginning of each shift to assure the forklifts you're operating are in good working order with an inspection and general maintenance check.
  • Know ALL the rules and regulations of your facility.
  • Be aware of the load carrying, lifting, and storage rules.
  • Wear and utilize all the safety equipment determined by your facility.
  • Know your surroundings at all times - such as walls, poles, doorways, pipes, racks, other forklifts, and people.
  • Obey Speed Limits.
  • Watch for changing floor conditions due to spills or weather.
  • Keep travel areas clear of all debris.
Pay attention and keep safety top of mind; these tips will be a great start towards staying safe while operating a forklift.

We look forward to seeing you next week for another Warehouse Safety Tips.

Until then, have a great week and STAY SAFE!

Before moving on - here's a word from one of our sponsors.

If you've ever been to or worked in a warehouse - you know just how important safety is to management and staff.  It's almost impossible to go 10 steps without seeing Safety Tape, Angles, Signs, and/or products.

These items show us how to be safe and avoid danger in the workplace.  And if you're looking for the best products to make this happen - look no further than Mighty Line!

Mighty Line Floor Signs / Floor Markings offer the best industrial products!

Go to MightyLineTape.com/SafetyTips to request a Sample Pack of their incredible Safety Signs and Floor Markings.

What makes Mighty Line the superior choice in keeping your facility safe and productive?

  • Mighty Line Tape is the strongest floor tape on the market and has a beveled edge that increases durability for industrial brush scrubbers, forklifts, and heavy industrial wheel traffic. 
  • Easy installation and removal thanks to Mighty Line's peel and stick backing.  You can apply and reapply it during installation - and it leaves no sticky residue should you need to remove it.  This allows the ability to change workflow areas quickly and easily - and not have the downtime associated with painting or using floor markings that leave behind a mess when you remove them.
  • Mighty Line Tape is 7 times thicker than the average Safety Floor Tape.
  • Mighty Line's Signs and Marking come in various shapes, colors, and sizes.  And if they don't have what you're looking for in stock - their Customize It Program allows you to create exactly what you're looking for. 
  • Mighty Line offers a Limited 3-Year Warranty on their Floor Signs and Markings.
  • And last but certainly not least - Mighty Line Products are Patented and PROUDLY Made in the USA!
We're proud to have Mighty Line as THE Official Floor Sign / Floor Marking Company for the Warehouse Safety Tips Podcast and Site.

Again - Go to MightyLineTape.com/SafetyTips to request a Sample Pack of their incredible Safety Signs and Floor Markings.

If you visit WarehouseSafetyTips.com - you'll find the Show Notes for this episode.  

Thank you for listening to Warehouse Safety Tips - and have a SAFE day!
Previous post Next post