Safety Guidelines for using a Safety Cage
Safety Guidelines for the operation of forklift trucks fitted with approved work platforms
1/ Ensure the platform is securely attached to the forks or carriage, or load back rest.
2/ The mast must remain vertical.
3/ The platform must remain horizontal and centred - Do not use sideshift or Tilt!.
4/ The forklift must have firm and level footing.
5/ All controls must be set in NEUTRAL and the PARK BRAKE APPLIED.
6/ The area should be marked to indicate work by elevated personnel.
7/ Personnel must be lifted and lowered carefully and only at their request.
8/ Overhead obstructions and electric wires must be avoided.
9/ Hands and feet must be clear of controls when in use.
10/ Move the vehicle closely and only for minor adjustments in horizontal positioning at the request of the elevated personnel.
11/ A TRAINED OPERATOR must AT ALL TIMES be in a position to control the vehicle.
12/ The combined weight of platform, personnel and equipment must not exceed one half of the capacity of the forklift truck as indicated on the load plate.
13/ Personnel must AT ALL TIMES remain on the platform floor.
14/ The platform must be lowered to floor level before entering or exiting the attachment.
* A Harness is not mandatory when a cage has full safety rails, however buyers must assess their own application and health and safety policies before use.
** A Unit standard, 18409, safety cage specific training course is available from Central Forklift Group. Contact us now for more information.
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