Forklift Safety

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For this assignment, your boss has asked you to focus solely on forklift safety.

Using what you have learned about controlling hazardous energy, write a step-by-step procedure on how to prepare a forklift for maintenance (zero energy). Your procedure must be at least one page in length, while being descriptive enough that someone else could use it to perform the work safely on the equipment.

Finally, on a separate page, you will need to prove to your boss that you can correctly calculate the safe load capacity when using a forklift. Your boss has provided with OSHA load composition document to assist you. Click the link below to access this information.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Load handling: Load composition. Retrieved from

Your company has four forklifts used in the warehouse. Two forklifts have a 4,000 pound capacity at a 28 inches load center and two forklift have a 6,000 pound capacity at a 34 inches load center. Your warehouse regularly handle palletized loads with load centers of 34, 38 and 40 inches. You will need to show your calculations and answers for each of these forklifts.

Your total report back to your boss must be a total of two pages (one for the procedure and the other showing your calculations for the safe load capacities for the company’s forklifts), not including title and reference pages.

You must follow APA guidelines throughout the assignment. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Tutor Answer

School: University of Virginia




Forklift Safety
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Forklifts are essential equipment for moving heavy loads in an organization setting. To
prepare a forklift for maintenance with zero energy, one should first notify all the affected
employees on the maintenance. The next step is to review maintenance procedure and then
shutdown forklift before lubricating the moving parts (OSHA, n.d). After lubricating to enhance
the mobility of forklift, the second step is to ensure that the forklift is shut down by turning off
the source of power. The next step is to identify the pain points in the forklift. The pain points
are the point of vulnerabilities that need first intervention. For instance, wheels, steering,
batteries, and motors are p...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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