June 9, 2020 marks the 7th annual National Fork Lift safety day. Organized by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), the event serves as an opportunity for forklift manufacturers to reinforce the importance of operator safety training and forklift safety practices.
This year, the ITA hosted a virtual event, featuring presentations from safety experts and industry representatives. Registration and a recording of the event is available on their website.
On an everyday basis, safety is of the utmost importance when operating heavy machinery. Forklift drivers must be aware of the safety guidelines and best practices, as well as how to properly identify and address when there is an issue. Failure to implement proper driver safety training can result in accidents such as injury to personnel and equipment.
One of the most common dangerous forklift accidents is the risk of tipping over. To maximize forklift safety and provide tip-over protection, Laser-View Technologies’ DIS Omnidirectional Tilt Sensors are an ideal solution. These SIL1 safety certified sensors can be configured to prevent forklifts from being able to raise their mast on too steep of an incline.
DIS Sensors are designed to detect slope or inclination relative to gravity and are set to trigger outputs at limits outside a safe operating zone. They are a non-contact, rugged, accurate, and cost-effective solution that can be mounted anywhere on the vehicle. Easily adjust the omnidirectional tilt sensor parameters to customize alarm limits, time delay, angle filtering, and more. Click here to see the full list of features.
National Forklift Safety day serves as an annual reminder to make sure the industry is up-to-date with safety procedures for material-handling equipment. In combination with proper forklift training, DIS Sensors are an ideal solution to assist with successful and safe forklift operations.