On a forklift, stability is the key to safety and the most important step is knowing your lift’s capacity, according to ehstoday.com.
Always be aware of the load capacity of a forklift. Review the data plate on the truck. Data plates should be readable and not tampered with in any way. If a data plate has been altered, check with the employer.
Know your route. In busy environments, be familiar with possible obstacles or traffic that can cause problems. Narrow passages or areas with foot traffic can make your passage dangerous. Don’t hesitate to stop and wait for traffic or hazards to clear.
Of course, this can only be done if you are driving at a speed suitable for the situation. Driving too fast on a forklift is a common cause of accidents in the workplace. Be aware of speed bumps and workplace speed limits.