Quick Lifts LLC provides Indiana with quality forklifts and other construction tools. Customers can rent, maintain or purchase the perfect forklift for the job. Using a forklift requires proper training and knowledge. Here are a few basic safety tips to get the most out of the forklift.

1. Maintain

Before using the forklift, make sure all of the parts are properly maintained. Look at the tires and other parts to make sure that everything is in good working order. Before you are performing any job, make sure that the parts are well maintained in order to minimize risk. Properly maintaining the forklift is the start of safely operating it. The forklift should have adequate fuel and be ready for use.

2. Check the load

Properly balancing the load is the most important component of operating the forklift safely. Know the load limits of the forklift will help you to safely operate it. The load needs to be properly centered and it cannot be overloaded. You should have the ability to stack and unstack efficiently in order to use the forklift safely. Also, the load should never be forward tilting. The load distance should be minimized and be back tilting.

3. Check the area

Before you use the forklift, check the area for any hazards. Make sure space is clear and free of any debris or obstacles. The room should be well ventilated.

3. Proper training

Education about the appropriate use of forklifts will help ensure the safety of the workplace and the operator. The risk of using heavy equipment can be minimized when the proper precautions are taken prior to operation.