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Kontatec Sisteas Industriais LTDA

Safety Tips

When driving a forklift, the operator should note the points below.

1 - Do not load your forklift more than allowed.
The load and allowable load centers are on the nameplate of your forklift. Consult them before operating.

2 - Always look ahead.
The important thing is that you reach your goal safely and quickly. Keep 3 vehicles away from other vehicles. Be alert and traffic on the right side of streets and corridors.

3 - Attention!
Be careful when moving from light areas to darker areas and vice versa. Watch out for oil or grease stains. Give pedestrians preference of passage.

4 - Don't make the turns so fast.
Forklift is not race car! Make curves carefully, and be sure to honk your horn first.

5 - Brake slowly and carefully!
To avoid involuntary "flights" ... which are no use!

6 - Reverse down ramps with forklift loaded!
If the load is impeding your visibility, also reverse the plane. With the vehicle unloaded, drive with the forks ahead, downhill, and behind, uphill. Proceed in reverse with the forklift loaded.

7 - Always transport with the forklift column tilted backwards!
This will prevent the load from slipping. Tie loose loads to ensure stability.

8 - Keep the forks as low as possible and do not traffic with the load on top!
Create a low and safe center of gravity. Retract the mast from the retractable mast forklifts before moving it. Raise or lower the load only when the vehicle is stationary.

9 - Transport only on sufficiently resistant floors!
If the weight is too much, the floor may sink. By the way, do you know how much your loaded forklift weighs?

10 - Drive your forklift preferably over hard and smooth floors!
If the floor has holes or undulations, drive "slowly"! Prevent your forklift and cargo from throwing.

11 - I keep my eyes on the traffic lights.
They exist for your safety!

12 - Attention!
Forklift guides with head, legs and arms! Do not forget any of them "out" of your machine.

13 - Pay attention to the height of the doors!
And also at ceiling height. Horn and slow through the doors until you can see on the other side. Give signal!

14 - Markings on the mast
Make markings on the mast (with tape, for example) to indicate the correct pallet height at each storage level.

15 - Use of forks
Do not push loads with forks. Pushing with the forks or forklift corners can damage the object and machine. When picking up the load, position the entire fork on the load. Center the load so that it does not move forward or sideways.

16 - Broken Pallets
Do not attempt to move loads with broken pallets.

Always check the condition of your vehicle before each shift.
Get used to this check before you start your work.

18 - Daily Inspections
Brakes, steering and tires; horn and alarms; indicator lights; controls and instruments; Safety equipment; hoses, straps and cables; mast and forks; leaks.

19 - Periodic Inspections
Ventilation belt; bolts, nuts, pins and welds; tilt when the load is high; ventilation currents; fork level; covers.

20 - Do not exceed the permitted speed and avoid sudden maneuvers.
Do not exceed the speed stated by the manufacturer not to force the machine and your company's internal rules, avoiding possible accidents on the way.

21 - When removing and placing load on the storage structure, use the set parking brake.
It will prevent possible accidents.

22 - On your shift you are responsible for your forklift!
Park in your own and permitted places, do not leave the key in contact when outside, so that no one uses it and does not give a ride.

23 - Use the horn seriously!
Do not honk for fun but to warn of your presence when in dangerous passages (which have the circulation of other vehicles or forklifts), or in places where there is no absolute visibility.

24 - In the case of accidents.
Always notify your superior for proper damage checks (on forklift, frame, etc.) and complete the report.





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