Operating Reach Trucks Safely Operating Reach Trucks Safely

Health & Safety Collection by Training Network

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$449.95
V143
2005
2453-DVD-E
18 min

Reach trucks are a critical part of many material handling operations as they can move loads of material smoothly and efficiently in areas too tight for traditional forklifts. As useful powerful and critical as they have become reach trucks can also be dangerous when operated in an unsafe manner. Operators must have a good safety attitude and commitment to responsible operation to prevent injuries and property damage. This program discusses common hazards presented by the operation of reach trucks and how to control those hazards through safe operating techniques.

Reach trucks are a critical part of many material handling operations as they can move loads of material smoothly and efficiently in areas too tight for traditional forklifts. As useful powerful and critical as they have become reach trucks can also be dangerous when operated in an unsafe manner. Operators must have a good safety attitude and commitment to responsible operation to prevent injuries and property damage. This program discusses common hazards presented by the operation of reach trucks and how to control those hazards through safe operating techniques.

Topics covered also include:
  • reach truck stability and handling characteristics
  • pre-operational inspection
  • lifting and moving loads safely
  • avoiding tip-overs and traveling on sloped surfaces
  • safe driving techniques
  • preventing injuries to pedestrians and lifting personnel safely
  • parking the truck and working in and around trailers and railcars
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