This course covers the common ways forklift operators cause product damage in a warehouse environment, and recommended practices for avoiding this damage. It is meant to be used as an introductory or refresher course for forklift operators. It is based on research of the most common types of forklift product damage and on industry best practices.

 

Topics Covered in This Course:

  • The negative impacts of damaged product
  • The importance of inspection of delivered product
  • The importance of knowing the position of the vehicle and the load
  • Ways a load can be unstable
  • Storage and rack placement considerations
  • Stabbing and raking of product
  • How distraction and lack of focus can lead to accidents

Types of Errors Include:

  • Fork spread
  • Fork depth
  • Load stability
  • Momentum
  • Stacking and placement
  • Stabbing and raking of product
  • Over-confidence