Tough trucks require careful operation

    Safety is freedom from physical injury and property damage. Creating a safe materials handling environment requires a team effort. Team members include the owner/manager of the materials handling operation, employees at the facility regardless of their assigned duties, forklift operators, forklift manufactures, such as Hyster Company, and maintenance personnel to ensure recommended forklift maintenance guidelines are followed.

    Hyster® forklift trucks are designed and built for optimal operator and pedestrian safety in numerous types of materials handling applications. For unique applications and special options such as the paper industry package, or the environmental package, are also offered by Hyster Company. These and numerous other special options can be installed on Hyster fork lift trucks to meet the needs of customers.

    The physical layout of a materials handling operation must accommodate the production goals of a facility and allow for the safety of employees and equipment that operate within the facility. Facility layout, work rules, employee training, and the use and proper maintenance of Hyster® forklift trucks that have been designed to be used safely by trained operators all contribute to freedom from physical injury and property damage.

    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