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Forklift Accidents

In our plant we have approximately 20 forklifts running between the warehouse and the assembly lines. Aside from building columns, we have 10 floor mounted cranes throughout the plant. All too frequently we have incidents in which a forklift strikes either a building column or crane column. We have painted the columns yellow (floor to 6ft) to make them stand out and installed column protectors to reduce any damage. Ideally though, preventing the collisions is my goal. Does anyone have any advice they could share with regards to measures that have been successful in preventing these types of accidents ?

Thank-you
  • Posted 9 Dec 2010 00:52
  • Discussion started by jeff_m
  • Ontario, Canada
Jeff
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Sometimes a "bigger" stick might be needed for such accidents - a refresher test is like a little slap on the hand. Maybe, a demotion to a lower class position policy be included in there job description. Hitting building/crane columns is extremely serious business. Without a stiff penalty for such an negligent acts, it won't get through. Look what has happened in school no corporal punishment = todays kids out of control. Something to consider.
  • Posted 9 Dec 2010 04:42
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
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Well, every new driver must pass a training course. Classroom & practical tests along with so many hours being paired up with an experienced driver. Then they have to pass re-fresher training every year. If they do have an incident, they are pulled from the machine and have to review a training video and pass a test. So, I think we have the training covered. We have policies/procedures on moving vehicles which covers responsibilities and safe operation. But the issue still remains.
  • Posted 9 Dec 2010 04:19
  • Reply by jeff_m
  • Ontario, Canada
Jeff
Sounds like you are taking precautions at your facility,maybe some retraining.Safe operating procedures,be aware of your surroundings and operator responsibilites for the safe operation of thier lift truck.Operator Refresher training I would think solve your problem. If not you might need some new operators. The very best of luck.
  • Posted 9 Dec 2010 04:13
  • Reply by Richard_mc
  • California, United States
Let's get certified

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