Every season brings its own set of unique challenges for forklift operators. It is important to make sure that your forklift operators receive the necessary training and information to make sure they operate their equipment efficiently and safely each and every season. Accurate Forklift offers forklifts for sale and forklifts for rent in Atlanta and can also help you access the necessary additional training for your forklift operators. In this blog, we look at some of the handy tips that will help your forklift operators take on the winter season.
Avoid Lapses in concentration
One of the often overlooked by deadly effect that working in incremental weather has on forklift operators is the lapse in concentration. This poses a serious safety issue that also a matter of life and death for people operating and working around the forklifts. Forklift operators must dress in layered comfortable and warm clothing. It is also important to wear protective clothing such as water and wind resistant clothes, gloves, and hats.
Tires play a central role in the efficient and safe operation of a forklift truck. Replace any balding tires as they pose a serious safety threat in icy or wet weather. Also remember that tires lose pressure more quickly in the winter and that you may need to boost traction by way of studs or chains. Always prefer pneumatic tires in winter as they perform better than solid cushion tires in bad conditions.
Cover the forklift
Making the forklift operator comfortable also calls for covering it up with a high quality forklift cover. Any DIY cover will be removed by OSHA. Be sure to go for a forklift cover that features ribs and gutters to take care of the water. A forklift operator that is protected from the elements is better able to concentrate and follow all safety precautions when operating the forklift.
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Whether you are looking for forklifts for sale, forklift parts such as pneumatic tires, or forklift rental services, Accurate Forklift is here to help. We have an extensive selection of popular forklift types from the best manufacturers and the best deals in town. Our team of experienced professionals also stands by ready to help you with any of your requirements. Call us today at 770-692-1455 or email to [email protected]. You can also Message Us. It does not matter what your need may be, Accurate Forklift is always here to help in any way we can.