• Pedestrian Safety

    Stay Safe. Walk This Way.

    Pedestrian safety is key to keeping everyone safe while onsite. A pedestrian is any person on foot, whether walking or standing, including plant personnel, visitors, contractors, vendors, etc.

    Watch Training Videos  


    Watch training videos
    to learn the proper safety protocol while at a specific site.

    Never take shortcuts  


    Never take shortcuts
    through designated material storage locations, warehouse areas or stock racks. Lift truck operators cannot anticipate such acts and may not be able to stop in time.

    Stay alert to changing workplace conditions,  


    Stay alert to changing workplace conditions,
    such as water or oil on the floor.

    Never go into any aisle with existing blind spots  


    Never go into any aisle with existing blind spots
    for approaching lift truck traffic (e.g., through racks, blind corner, through tiered material, etc.).

    Watch out for lift trucks  


    Watch out for lift truck
    that may be approaching from behind or either side.

    Use caution when coming to an intersection  


    Use caution when coming to an intersection
    or entering an active lift truck traffic aisle. Obey all posted traffic control signs.

    Be aware of anything that may block clear vision at intersections,  


    Be aware of anything that may block clear vision at intersections,
    and check overhead dome or convex mirrors for approaching lift truck traffic before continuing.

    Pedestrians shall remain stopped  


    Pedestrians shall remain stopped
    until they are sure the powered industrial truck operator sees them when they are in each other’s path of travel.

    Never climb over  


    Never climb over
    or go under a pedestrian barrier. If pedestrian barriers are not present, then stop, check aisle traffic and proceed with caution.

    Maintain a distance of at least two feet  


    Maintain a distance of at least two feet
    (or an outstretched arm’s length) from any lift truck in operation.

    Stop and look  


    Stop and look
    when a lift truck operator sounds the truck’s service horn. Make eye contact with the operator, and use the wave to confirm who will go first.

    Stay alert to lift truck traffic  


    Stay alert to lift truck traffic
    whenever entering or traveling in walkways and crosswalks. Those on foot have the right-of-way only when in a pedestrian walkway or identified crosswalk.

    Cross aisles only within labeled crosswalks.  


    Cross aisles only within labeled crosswalks.
    Before crossing an aisle or other area where lift trucks are working, always stop and look in both directions. Assume that the truck has the right-of-way, and cross only when it’s safe.

    Walk single file, or no more than two side by side,  


    Walk single file, or no more than two side by side,
    within all walkways and crosswalks.

    Walk only within designated walkways  


    Walk only within designated walkways
    (e.g., shared walkways and dedicated pedestrian-only walkways).