If you become aware of any operational hazards you must notify your supervisor. Once a hazard is identified then a risk assessment can be done and control measures can be put in place (thus minimising or eliminating the hazard)
Typical examples of workplace hazards.
Walls, doorways and racking
Pedestrians, walkways and blind corners
The operating surface
Ramps / slopes
Other forklifts and equipment
Obstructions or hazards unique to your workplace
Railway lines or bridges
On some sites it may be necessary to obtain a work permit to operate a Forklift as a safety control measure and to comply with site regulations. To discuss hazards, you could speak to
Youre Managers, Supervisors, and Colleagues, Site engineers or Safety Officers. It is important to make sure that workplace policies and procedures are being stuck. This can be done by communicating with Workplace personnel and OHS officers before starting work at a worksite.
To control hazards you should follow a logical sequence of steps, this is:
Engineering control measures
Personal Protective Equipment