Pedal layout a safety issue in Australia

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- 13 Jul 2006 ( #268 ) - MELBOURNE, Australia
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In Australia this week WorkSafe Victoria issued a press release warning of safety risks due to forklift pedal layouts.

WorkSafe said some forklift models had more than one brake pedal while others had an accelerator pedal that allowed the foot position to select forward or reverse mode.

If a forklift was added to an existing fleet, mixing control types could "lead to operator confusion and inappropriate operator actions".
WorkSafe Victoria called on employers and forklift hire businesses to assess and control risk under the Occupational Health & Safety (Plant) Regulations 1995.
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