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Forklifts

In order to understand the workplace health and safety requirements for forklift trucks, and your obligations under the law you must consider and understand relevant legislation and codes of practice.

What are forklift trucks

What forklift trucks are, types of forklift trucks, what to do before you buy.

Pedestrian operated forklifts (POFs)

Safe parking tips, safe operation and maintenance procedures.

Operating forklift trucks safely

Safety procedures, operating forklifts, unsafe practices in and around forklifts, working in confined spaces, around overhead powerlines, in flammable atmospheres and materials.

Forklift maintenance

Forklift trucks must be inspected frequently and maintained according to standards and manufacturer's instructions.

Forklift resources

Fact sheets, health and safety solutions, case studies and guides on forklift safety.

Last updated
04 April 2017

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