Why Should You Monitor Forklift Impacts?
Forklift impacts are a common occurrence and often go unnoticed
Each day, forklift operators have a job to do. They are measured by results as management wants to maximize productivity. Thus, very often in the rush of meeting rates, forklift operators bump into objects like racks (while backing up) or damage dock doors (while loading and unloading trucks). However, results and productivity are negatively impacted if a forklift is down or had an accident.
What do the trends say?
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, each year, 1 out of every 10 forklifts will be involved in an accident. Safety and Health Magazine published an interesting article on the 5 key elements of forklift safety.
If you’re interested in learning about forklift accident statistics, read our article.