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Australian Forklift Training stress the importance of correct forklift parking rules

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When forklift operators get their licenses, they are usually taught to follow and adhere to basic rules for correctly parking a forklift. Australian Forklift Training observe that these basics are slowly forgotten and it is common to see forklift operators leaving their forklifts in inappropriate places.

Before leaving a forklift unattended, the forklift operator must observe the following rules:

  • Should park on a level ground (when parking on an incline, chock the wheels)
  • Do not park where other traffic may be obstructed or with the fork arms in a location, where pedestrians will have to step over them
  • Tilt the fork arms forward and lower them, so that the bottom surface is flat on the ground. (To avoid someone tripping over them)
  • Apply the handbrake
  • Leave in neutral
  • Turn off the power and remove the key
  • Turn off the LPG for LP gas fuelled forklifts.

Forklifts should be parked in a suitable, designated area. The following is a list of places where forklift operators should not park a forklift:

  • near first aid stations
  • near fire fighting appliances
  • near doorways
  • on sloping surfaces
  • on or near pedestrian walkways
  • emergency exits
  • where it is obstructing traffic
  • at a distance not less than two metres from the nearest railway track.

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