Tow Motor / Forklift
Tow Motor / Forklift
Types of Vehicles
There are two basic types of powered industrial trucks. These include the electric (battery) powered type and the internal combustion engine powered (gas – LPG – diesel). Both of these basic types has a number of configurations and attachments. Your one workplace may have a variety of trucks that your workers need to be able to operate. Even if a worker is familiar with one type, they will need training for each type of vehicle they use.
ALL OPERATORS MUST TRAIN TO OPERATE ALL TYPES OF INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS THEY WILL BE OPERATING.
OSHA requires that an employer provide training to all truck operators on a variety of topics. First, each operator of a vehicle must be able to perform an inspection on their vehicle. They also need to be able to perform basic upkeep and repair. Each type of powered industrial truck (forklift/tow motor, etc) requires a checklist specific to each type of vehicle. The OSHA standards for powered industrial trucks must be reviewed to ensure you are compliant.
OSHA standards require daily inspection, before the start of a shift, of powered industrial trucks.
Adopt a Program to Make Inspections Simple
Mobile Inspection streamlines your daily required OSHA reviews into one easy to use inspection checklist and document tracking system. Keep your focus on the floor instead of occupied with papers and pencils. Mobile Inspection contains checklists that will assist you in providing training on OSHA’s powered industrial truck operator standards. Make sure your truck operators can complete inspections well to avoid work accidents and meet all OSHA standards.
See https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/pit/daily_pit_checklist for additional details.
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