Q: Do forklifts require regularly scheduled preventative maintenance (PM) service?
A: YES! All mobile equipment must be regularly maintained as per the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operation. (OH&S 16.3)
Q: Do forklifts require mirrors?
A: YES! All mobile equipment must have a mirror unless the use of mirrors would be impracticable. (OH&S 16.10)
Q: Do forklifts always require lights?
A: NO, however if a person is not clearly discernible (visible) at 150 metres (500 feet) then lights are required.
Q: Does a forklift require a horn?
A: YES. All forklifts require an operator-controlled horn. (ASME B56.1 Safety Standard for Low and High Lift Trucks)
All of the answers can be found in the WorkSafeBC OH&S Regulations. Section 16 covers most regulations for mobile equipmet (forklifts).
Make sure your forklift is ready for action. A properly maintained and outfitted forklift is a great start towards a safe and productive forklift operator.
Work smart, stay safe!