Manual Pallet Jack Safety
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Very often, pallets are lifted and carried by forklifts and motorized pallet trucks, but powered equipment is not always available or even suitable for every load. This is where the manual pallet jack comes in. A pallet jack allows an individual worker to move a palletized load around a workplace easily and efficiently by muscle power alone. But as with all equipment, if it's misused, a pallet jack can create serious hazards.
In this program, we'll discuss how to handle a pallet jack effectively and safely. We'll review the hazards that are associated with the equipment and look at the procedures you should follow to prevent accidents and injuries when you're using it. Topics include:
- How pallet jacks work and their potential hazards
- How to use a pallet jack safely
- What to do when moving a load
- The special precautions to take on loading docks, inclines, and lift gates