The task of preventing damage requires a proactive approach by management and operators.
Most damage caused by the operation of lift equipment occurs during the transporting of materials and maneuvering equipment in and around a facility. In most facilities, damage frequently occurs around around storage racks, poles, walls, doors, guard rails, production equipment, lifts equipment, materials, finished product and even people. In fact, most damage occurs from about 7’ down because the lift is stopped or nearly stopped when picking or placing loads.
Material handling equipment of all types have set space operating requirements. It is imperative that every lift operator is trained and has demonstrated the skill set to pivot, right angle stack in a pick aisle and stack material in the smallest space that they will be exposed to.