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Tyre Safety on Forklift Trucks

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As we’re all aware, it’s essential to well maintain a forklift truck in order to ensure a safe working environment. Although all checks are crucial a vitally important check should be the tyres.
Tyres that are in poor condition or the wrong type of tyres can have a detrimental effect on the safety of the vehicle and could contribute to workplace incidents. The tyres are the only part of the vehicle that is constantly in contact with the ground, they provide good grip for movement, and they’re crucial for braking as well as providing suspension for the vehicle.
Maintaining the right set of tyres on your forklift truck is a necessity. Tyres can be vulnerable to damage in the workplace and so checks must be carried out regularly. Ensuring that they aren’t over, or under, inflated is important and will assist the stability of the forklift truck. These checks should be carried out in the usual ‘pre-shift’ check. If any damage is spotted, the tyre(s) should be replaced immediately.
As a guide;
Pneumatic Tyres – minimum of 1mm tread over the centre, 75% of tread around the complete circumference
Solid Rubber Resilient Tyres – can be used until the 60J line (the wear indicator)
Press-On, Moulded Direct & Conical Base Tyres – can be used up until 2 Thirds of the original thickness remains if still in good condition
Tyres should always be kept in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines but they should never be used below the 60J Line
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