Course Code: 024

Many employers have established traffic management plans designed to keep pedestrians separate from powered lift truck traffic. Trained operators generally take care while working in and around pedestrians. Where many programs fall short is in providing information, instruction and supervision for the protection of workers.

Consider the following: 

  • When loaded to capacity an average lift truck can weigh up to 7 times the weight of a mid-size car.  Even moving at a slow rate of speed, a lift truck can generate the same impact as a car traveling at 30 mph. 
  • Approximately 1/3 of lift truck accidents involve a pedestrian being struck or run over by a lift truck or from unsecured loads.
  • Over 10,000 pedestrians in North America are injured in lift truck related accidents every year.
  • Awareness training can assist in preventing costly WSIB claims, and legal action taken by the MOL that could result in fines for the employer and/or lift truck equipment operators.  
Compliance:

OHSA SECT.25-2-H: Employers shall take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker.

Course Description:

This 1-hour program, held onsite at your facility educates pedestrians on the potential hazards of walking or working in or around lift truck traffic areas. If provided to our instructor we will review your firm’s pedestrian rules during our presentation.         

  • Employees including office staff who enter into areas where lift trucks are in operation
  • JHSC members who can assist the employer in developing measures to be taken for the protection of workers
  • 1 hour