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Forklift Driver Accidents – 5 Ways To Stop Beating Up Your Facility

In industrial environments where heavy machinery is operated, hazards are everywhere. In particular, forklift traffic can present a significant hazard to personnel and property.

Here are some of the best ways to prevent forklift trucks from damaging your facility:

1. Improve Visibility:

The more a driver can see, the more safely they can perform. Adequate lighting allows drivers to safely drive through the aisles. Wide-angled convex mirrors can be mounted on walls and at the ends of aisles to give forklift drivers an increased ability to observe their surroundings and reduce occurrence of accidents. Blue light that lights up when reversing as a warning signal can also be installed on forklifts.

Doors can be built to be partially or completely transparent to provide better light. Sectional doors may also have glazed panels or vision panels so drivers can easily see if someone’s on the other side of the door.

Advanced warning technology, like the Safe T Signal, where flashing lights alert personnel of approaching traffic through intersections or where there is obstructed visibility, can also be installed.

2. Driver training and Speed

Drivers following speed limits and general safety practices would greatly c