The construction of a forklift is inherently dangerous: two rigid metal poles protruding five feet in front of a cumbersome machine. The extended forks could cause serious casualties, and have for more than 94,000 people. But in addition to the threat of injury, forklifts also pose a threat to the goods they move.
In January 2009 at a port facility in a North Carolina, a forklift accidentally punctured a 55-gallon drum containing a very dangerous chemical. The spilled contents were a highly volatile substance, and in order to contain the mess and prevent further damage, the facility had to be shut down for 36 hours. Because of this incident, a day and a half of productivity was lost, costing the company millions of dollars. The Lift Truck Safety System could have easily prevented this loss.
If you’re concerned about the effect incidents like these could have on your business, contact us today to learn more about the Lift Truck Safety System.