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Forklift Safety Cages

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In order for individuals to safely carry out their work on a forklift truck, the use of safety cages is necessary.
 
If employees follow the relevant guidelines and safety standards for forklift use it helps to ensure a safer working environment for all staff. Using a forklift safety cage prevents many injuries and deaths each year due to work place accidents.
 
A Forklift cage is designed to hold up to two workers plus any equipment that they may need. The gates of a safety cage are designed to open inward, never outward, and a spring tension latch holds them securely in place.
 
On the forklift safety cage floor, the material is non-slip to ensure safety and the outer edge of the cage floor has a raised lip. The cage is then attached to the forks using 2 safety pins, which lock the cage into place. The load limit should always be checked before attaching the cage and the weight of the employees, the actual cage itself as well as any tools should all be included in the load limit.
 
At this point it is crucial to ensure that the platform is attached securely to the forklift carriage or backrest and that all the usual safety checks have been carried out.
 
With hundreds of injuries and fatalities happening in the workplace every year due to lack of safety checks, improper use and lack of refresher training for staff. It is imperative that all employees are kept up to date with health and safety requirements as well as refresher training.
 
If you’re after Health and Safety accredited training Forklift Agency can help. We offer training for both the novice and the experienced and provide the training to suit you, nationwide. Give us a call on 0330 330 9495 or complete the form below for more information.
 
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