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    4 Major Tips Using A Forklift Work Platform.

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    4 Major Tips Using A Forklift Work Platform.

      To reduce the risk of accidents when using a forklift work platform in Vancouver, is to make sure that you and your workers are familiar with the proper safety procedures and having the proper forklift training. Here Are 4 Major Tips When Using A Work Platform CCOHS has grouped the procedures into 4 areas: Hazards The Do’s Operators Responsibility’s The Don’ts 1. Hazards Contact with power lines Contact with unguarded moving parts of the Forklift. Contact with overhead obstructions Adverse weather conditions Injury due to rollover Falling from platform Work platforms that are you used to elevate and support workers should only be used when all other methods are not available, such as scaffold and elevating work platforms. 2. Do’s All persons involved are educated and trained for the task at hand and the Forklift is only operated by a trained and competent person. Ensure the engineered elevated work platform is in accordance with the appropriate safety standards. Ensure guard rails are in place Ensure toe boards are present Forks are secured and at correct width apart Ensure that personal are protected from any moving parts Overhead protection is provided when required Ensure there is good, clear and constant communication between Forklift operator and worker in platform. Use walkie talkies or hand signals in loud environment’s. Fall protection must be worn as well as any other personal protective equipment for the task at hand Inspect forklift and fall protection before use Ensure work area is clear and free of hazards 3. Operators Responsibility’s Be trained and educated for the task at hand Ensure the work area is cordoned off with safety cones Ensure the forklift is on flat level surface Ensure platform is horizontal and centered, tilt function and side-shift not to be used when using platform Not exceed forklifts rated capacity Place gear in neutral and parking brake set Lower platform to safe travel height before and forklift movement Ensure smooth movements when lifting and lowering personal, and only with there direction. Operator always stays in cab of forklift with hand away from controls till needed 4. Don’ts Operators: Do not operate […]

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    Forklift Tires

    When you attend one of our Forklift Training programs, you will learn about the different tires you see on forklifts and the applications of use. Here is a brief look and outline of the tires. CUSHION TIRES are made of solid rubber and are pressed onto the wheel/hub. They offer a smaller turning radius and sit lower to the ground, thus giving ab advantage in maneuverability. There tires are primarily suited for indoor flat surface applications.   PNEUMATIC SOLID tires are constructed of solid rubber and are the most common used tires on the market today. These style of tires are commonly used for a combination of indoor/outdoor use. Pneumatic solid tires have a very long life-span and are practically indestructible.   PNEUMATIC TIRES are designed of rubber but just like your vehicle they are inflated with air. They are constructed of strong long lasting material with deep treads. Best used for rough outdoor terrain.