Over the last ten years, engineers have experienced high threats of injury. Operation of the machines due to the complex nature has exposed them to risk in their workspace.
Gavin Wickham, Briggs Equipment UK’s operations director, explains the need to conduct the campaigns in the video ‘Implementing the BE safe forklift safety campaigns. Gavin draws his motivation from an incidence of one of the engineers working for his company getting injured. This injury not only caused physical damage but also affected the engineer emotionally. For this reason, Gavin has found the need to sensitize people about the need to ensure safety at work when operating the forklift.
The video discusses how Gavin intends to avoid engineers asking questions like; Is the machine being operated in the right manner? are the applications in the forklift functioning well, and how many threats they are exposed to during work.
How can the campaigns be carried out?
What are the constant threats engineers face as they work? In which ways can engineers seek health and safety? The campaigns will be carried in various ways, with already a hundred and one ways to demonstrate ways engineers are exposed to risks at the workplaces. It will also sensitize people on the need to think about their safety before using the forklift. The campaign is intended to hold seminars to influence the audience on the need to ensure engineers are safe. Organizers of the movement seek to sponsor conferences aimed at providing a high level of safety for engineers. The campaign will find solutions to a new approach at workplaces.
What are some essential forklift parts?
In the process of keeping engineers safe as they operate the forklifts, here is a list of the essential forklift parts. The parts are significant in maintaining the operators of the forklift safe. It is quite apparent brakes are the most critical part of any motorized vehicle. Seat belts are also a necessary part as they must provide some enclosure or restraint system. Other critical forklift part s include the horn, lights, and overhead guards.
Hazards of forklift use at the workplace
Operating the forklift exposes engineers to hazards. Considering that the forklift does not work the same way a car does, the engineers are at risk due to its maneuvering. Carrying a load on the forklift may create blind spots affecting the vision of the operator. When on inclines, rough terrains, oily or wet surfaces, the load, and trucks may become unstable. Load instability can cause accidents to engineers.
Safety is an integral part of a workplace that needs to be enhanced. For this reason, the BE safe campaigns are doing a great job in ensuring the engineers are safe from the hazards they are exposed to during the operation of forklifts.