ForkAngles is a great aid to safer working
“Every year, hundreds of people are seriously injured working on and around forklift trucks. Statistically, a person is killed every six weeks.” FLTA
Unfortunately, operating forklift trucks remains a risky business, not only for the driver, but also for people working nearby.
ForkAngles can reduce the risk to employees in the following ways:
- By reducing instances of damage to pallets, the quantity of scrap pallets is reduced. Broken pallets are a health and safety risk, with many minor injuries caused handling them. They are also a significant fire hazard.
- By ensuring the forks are level before entering and leaving racking systems, instances of racking damage are minimised. Damage to racking systems can be a major health and safety risk. Incorrect fork alignment can dislodge pallets from racking and cause structural damage to cross members.
- By reducing damage to goods on pallets, which can result in spillage of hazardous materials.
- By eliminating the need for the driver to concentrate on micro-adjusting the tilt and lift controls to get the correct fork alignment, the driver can concentrate more on his surroundings thereby improving the safety for himself and work colleagues.
- By presenting the operator with the information they need to align the forks, the temptation to lean out of the cab for a better view is reduced.