Although Forklift Trucks are primarily used to lift objects there is the option to be able to attach a working platform on to the forks of a Forklift Truck in special ‘one-off’ occasions.
Attaching a working platform however isn’t something that should be done without following strict guidelines and ensuring that safety is paramount.
These working platforms can be used to raise one or more people into a required working position so that emergency work can be carried out relatively safely.
Only under exceptional circumstances my these working platforms be used. It is against the law to use pallets, skips or any other form of improvised device to lift a person using a forklift.
These working platforms are purpose built from a specialist manufacturer. The platform will always have sides to ensure the safety of the worker as well as number of other safety devices specified by law.
Although these platforms are specially made and can be used for lifting people to carry out certain work tasks, such as;
- Checking for damage at height
- Changing light fittings such as blown bulbs
- Cleaning blocked gutters
they cannot be used for routine duties such as;
- Order Picking
If you’re looking for Forklift Training or you have staff that require Forklift Training then why not get in touch and see how Forklift Agency can help. We’re specialist is many forms of Forklift Training and we provide the training at a place and time to suit you. Give us a call on 0330 330 9495 or complete the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.
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