Forklift Attachment Training DVD
Many companies use forklift attachments, some of the most common major attachments are Paper Roll Clamps, Carton Clamps, Push Pulls and Single Double Handlers. These attachments can make your forklifts more productive, but they also require formal training. This forklift attachment training DVD includes four video segments.
- Paper Roll Clamp Operation (30 minutes). This is the best paper roll clamp training material in the industry today, very thorough.
- Carton Clamp Operation (17 minutes)
- Push Pull Operation (7 minutes)
- Single Double Handler (16 minutes)
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What does OSHA say about forklift attachments?
Operators must be trained in the proper use of attachments because they alter the performance of the forklift. Attachments affect the truck’s performance by changing its center of gravity, visibility, and capacity. These are the federal OSHA regulations and descriptions of forklift attachment installation and use:
Slip sheet attachments which avoid the use of pallets.
Side shifters shift the forks right and left.
Container handlers designed to lift shipping containers.
Carton clamps equipped with a pressure valve to squeeze the load.
Cotton or pulp bale clamps that grab and hold bales.
Paper roll handlers.
Rotators that grab and rotate the load.
Extending or telescoping forks such as in reach and turret trucks.
Personnel platforms specially designed for lifting personnel.
Overloading. The weight of the attachment reduces the lifting capacity of the truck.
Tip over and falling loads. The attachment increases the load center by moving the load further away from the balance or fulcrum point.
Train operators in the fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations. [29 CFR 1910.178(l)(3)(i)(G)]
Retrain an operator if a new attachment is added to the forklift. Consult the operator’s manual for instructions on how to use the new equipment.
Do not exceed the rated capacity of the forklift/attachment combination.
Know the mechanical limitations of your forklift.
Change capacity, operation, and maintenance instruction plates, tags, or decals when a forklift truck is equipped with an attachment.
Treat an unloaded forklift with an attachment as partially loaded. [29 CFR 1910.178(o)(4)]
Include attachments in a scheduled maintenance and inspection program. Tailor inspection steps to the attachment.