Electric Pallet Jack Safety
Electric pallet jacks are one of the most useful pieces of equipment found in a company. If used correctly, they are highly efficient and can increase a picker’s hourly case pick rate by 50%.
Electric pallet jacks are easy and safe to operate as long as the guidelines below are followed:
Electric pallet jacks are easy and safe to operate as long as the best practices below are followed:
Prior to operating an electric pallet jack, always fill out the pre-operation inspection sheet. This will ensure you are using an electric power jack that is in good mechanical condition.
If the electric power jack does not pass the pre-operation inspection, do not use it and report the malfunctioning equipment to your supervisor immediately.
Always be cautious of the wide swing of the electric power jack. Keep your body, especially your feet and ankles, clear of the jack.
When operating the electric pallet jack, always face the direction of travel. Do not walk backwards.
An electric pallet jack should never be operated on a ramp.
The red button on the operation handle is an emergency reverse. This button will prevent the electric pallet jack from running you over.
The electric pallet jack, with a full load, can weigh as much as a car. You cannot stop, push, or drag the electric pallet jack. Never use your body to stop the electric pallet jack.
Expect the unexpected and always be protected!!
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