AEM’s new forklift manual to improve safety
By Assocation of Equipment ManufacturersAssociations News
Sept. 10, 2012 — The US-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers has extensively updated its Truck-Mounted Forklift Safety Manual to provide machine operators, maintenance personnel and others on the jobsite with up-to-date industry safety and maintenance information.
Sept. 10, 2012 — The US-based Association of Equipment
Manufacturers has extensively updated its Truck-Mounted Forklift Safety
Manual to provide machine operators, maintenance personnel and others on the
jobsite with up-to-date industry safety and maintenance information.
The manual outlines some of the basic safety situations that
may be encountered during normal operation and maintenance of the machine and
suggests possible ways of dealing with these conditions. The manual is not a
substitute for the manufacturer’s operating manual(s).
The 48-page manual was developed with the help of AEM member
manufacturers, including members of the association’s Truck-Mounted Forklift
Committee. It uses an updated layout with the latest AEM pictorials for easier
Significant content changes include: more accurate
information specific to different machine configurations; new guidance provided
for travelling while unloaded; expanded instructions for operating on uneven
terrain; expanded guidance for handling high loads; and a new section
explaining load stability factors.
AEM's safety and training materials cover more than 40 types of equipment used
in agricultural, construction, forestry and utility applications. The
association initiated its safety-tools program more than 40 years ago to
provide job-proven and time-tested suggestions that promote safety-conscious
attitudes and performance. In addition to accident prevention, benefits include
improved worker productivity and less equipment downtime for repairs.
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