Forklifts are powerful and agile tools in many industries however, these machines pose many potential risks when moving or stationary – including the risk of tipping over if the lift is elevated and overloaded.
In Australia, there are over 1000 forklift related accidents each year, according to Verge Safety Barriers. Sadly, according to Work Safe Australia, from 2003 to 2015 there were 68 forklift fatalities – that’s over five people each year.
Operators need suitable training on forklift operations, weight load understanding, traffic management, and storage. They also need the best technology – intelligent and active technology that alerts them to danger, and to responds ahead of their own actions.
In recent years, innovative forklift safety products, such as MAX-SAFE’s Forklift Safety range, have made great strides in helping to minimise risk to operators, site or warehouse workers, and property. It’s an ideal solution for businesses in the Warehousing & Materials Handling industry, as well as businesses in the building and construction industry.