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Forklift, Aerial Lift and Warehouse Safety Resources

Before you put an employee on one of your lift trucks, you must fully understand their level of experience, what equipment they've operated, what conditions they have operated those forklifts under and what, if any, additional training is required to ensure that they are ready to operate YOUR lift trucks under YOUR specific conditions. 

Our Forklift Operator Questionnaire helps walk you through the process of asking the questions that will help you determine a plan of action for training your new, or current operators.

This is the official document provided by OSHA guiding the proper use of powered industrial trucks.

As required by OSHA, every forklift must be inspected before operation. This is not only a good idea to maintain compliance with OSHA, it is a best practice for any forklift fleet. We have found that a robust inspection program, which takes only a few minutes before each shift, will more than pay for itself over time with reduced maintenance costs, accidents and product/facility damage. Apex Material Handling wants to be your partner in forklift safety and productivity.

Walks you through a pre-shift inspection for an internal combustion forklift.

Walks you through a pre-shift inspection on an electric forklift.

A 10% wear in your forks can result in a 20% reduction in safe lifting capacity. This form walks you through the process of ensuring your forklift's forks are operating within safe parameters.

Whether you own or are renting an aerial lift, it is important to know yourresponsibilities. This guide, directly from OSHA, gives you a quick reference to everything from pre-use inspections to falls safety and some of the main hazards that come with aerial lift operation. 

Anythinig you want to know about safety related to forklifts and the people that drive them, from the people that regulate their safety. This website is chock full of useful information to keep your fleet and operators safe and productive.

Articles from our website and around the internet that will help you operate a safer and more productive forklift fleet.

Forklift Training Assistance

Only trained and competent operators shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck. All powered industrial truck operators must be trained and certified by their organizations. [29 CFR 1910.178(l)]

Contact us, or give us a call at 410-344-1801 for questions about forklift operator training or safety.