Taylor Counterbalance Forklift
Getting Aboard the Lift truck
The 3-point dismount is one of the keys to keeping operators safe. It is the main problem for keeping operator's safety, even though this is normally ignored. For example, several years ago, at a lift truck rally, a contestant perfectly executed the course at a forklift rally. At the end of his run, he was so thrilled, that he jumped off of his machinery and completely forgot to make a 3-point dismount. The judges ended up docking marks from his overall score and he didn't win the competition.
The very serious problem of dismounting and mounting the forklift is covered in training. Having the operators wear their seatbelts can additionally help save their lives in case of any tip-overs. It is truly vital to understand that if the center of gravity of a loaded lift truck moves outside of the stability triangle then a tip-over situation could happen. Trained operators seldom ever run into a tip-over situation, however, it is very vital that they are prepared for that risk in case it occurs.
Dismounting and mounting of forklifts is vital for ensuring the driver stays safe. This is also important even on low platform pallet jacks. There are way too many injuries sustained from utilizing these equipment. Several of the serious situations comprise: Operator's catching their loose clothing or coveralls when dismounting and could end up falling and breaking their back. Sometimes, the operator can sprain or break an ankle when they step off of a lift truck. The operator can break an arm accidentally while slipping and falling off of the pallet jack. The operator could suffer from torn shoulder muscles if they slip on floor debris while they are still hanging onto the handhold using one hand.
In order to keep you safe, having 3 points of contact is essential. Obtaining 3 points can be done with 2 hands and 1 foot or by 1 hand and 2 feet. This stance is precisely like climbing up or down a ladder. Remember to face the machine at all times. Operators often have a tendency to hop or jump off the machine or to face away from the machine and these mistakes really reduce the overall possibility being hurt.
For many companies, Taylors counterbalance lift trucks offer a great solution. They are really durable and can withstand a variety of conditions and environments. They are made to last and dependable.
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