Minimise accidents in the workplace with 6 helpful accessories to make your forklifts safer!
It's essential to have strict safety guidelines when working around forklifts and commercial vehicles. Workers must undergo training, and managers must be aware of different factors to maintain fleets properly.
While it's vital to ensure that all operators are properly oriented, mistakes are inevitable. That's why we recommend installing different forklift accessories to help them drive safely. Here are 6 forklift accessories we recommend:
1. Forklift Backup Handle with Horns
What does it do? Assists operators when reversing or signalling with forklifts.
This add-on accessory is simple to install. It makes reversing much easier and reduces the risk of strains, scrapes, and other injuries.
2. Blue Spotlights or Red Forklift Warning Lights
What does it do? It increases pedestrians' visibility.
This is a must for warehouses and workspaces with dim lighting and poor visibility. The accessory goes on top of the forklift, projects a 10-20 feet long blue spotlight or creates red lines around the forklift in a square. This helpful accessory signals anybody nearby that a forklift is approaching to prevent collisions or accidents.
3. Integrated Cameras
What does it do? It helps operators navigate the area better.
Not every operator has the same visual capacity, and even well-trained staff can benefit from more assistance. Integrated camera systems give operators additional support for spatial awareness by increasing visibility and warning them of any pedestrians or hazards.
4. Fork Guidance Lasers
What does it do? It helps with picking pallets at higher heights and quickly spots damage.
This accessory projects a laser to help operators determine whether they are aligned with the fork, spot if the forklift is broken in any way, or if they are aligned with the shelves that are too high for the naked eye to spot. This accessory is highly recommended for narrow warehouses.
5. Weather Cap
What does it do? Helps with rain and other weather conditions.
This accessory is ideal for forklifts meant for outdoor use. The cap keeps the machine dry, which lessens the risk of potential accidents that result from slipping on wet surfaces caused by the weather.