• Safety and Training Overview


    Tough trucks require careful operation.

    Safety is freedom from unacceptable risk of physical injury or damage to the health of people due to damage of property or the environment. Safety is lived out through a combination of functional safety, operator training, and proper equipment maintenance.

    Every Hyster forklift truck is designed and built for optimal operator and pedestrian safety. Hyster has a long history of providing lift trucks designed to work safely in many applications. Special options (such as the paper application kits, UL types GS, LPS, and EE, environmental packages, and many others) enable the forklift to match the application needs.

    There are many aspects that affect lift truck safety including:

    • Operator Training
    • Pedestrian rules and training
    • Proper equipment maintenance
    • Pre-Operational Inspection
    • Fork Inspections
    • Lift trucks designed with new technologies offering system-controlled functionality
    • Accessories tailored to an application

    Links in this section provide access to information on operator training, safety features engineered in Hyster trucks, maintenance programs and safety-related accessories.

    More information regarding these programs and products is available through the local Hyster® Dealer.

    The information provided here is general and is not meant to change any requirements under OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck Requirements.