Aero written test and evaluation of the

Aero Fulfillment Services

Forklift/Power Industrial Truck Safety Training

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The scope of this training
program is to establish a procedure for the operation of all powered industrial
trucks (P.I.T.) utilized at Aero Fulfillment Services. These P.I.T. include,
but are not limited to; the forklift, walkie riders, order pickers, turret
truck, scissor lift and reach truck.

 

Employers are required by OH Rev.
4167-3-03 Amending of existing standards for Power Industrial Truck Safety (http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4167-3-03)
to ensure that all employees, both permanent and temporary, adhere to the laws
set forth by this code. . 

 

This
training additionally supports compliance with the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration Powered Industrial Truck Standard, as found in 29 CFR
1910.178. This training applies to all Aero Fulfillment employees, permanent or
temporary, who are required to operate material-handling equipment, including
forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers and powered pallet jacks.

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

Powered Industrial Truck Operators:

 

Operators
are responsible for the following:

 

·        
Operating
all powered industrial trucks in a safe manner consistent with safe rules of
operation.

·        
Inspecting
powered industrial trucks at the beginning of each work shift and completing
the appropriate inspection forms.

·        
Reporting
all equipment malfunctions and/or maintenance needs to their supervisors
immediately.  Park lift in safe place,
remove key, tag or note problem.

 

 

Who Requires Training

 

All personnel who operate forklifts,
scissor lifts, powered hand trucks, order pickers, turret and any other PIT are
required to have the following training.

 

Training shall consist of a combination
of formal instruction, practical training (demonstrations performed by the
trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), a written test and
evaluation of the operator’s performance in the workplace.  Someone who is authorized, qualified and
determined to be competent shall conduct all training.

Training Overview

This
training class will encompass the following:

·        
Operating
instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of truck the operator
will be authorized to operate;

·        
Truck
controls and instrumentation: where they are located, what they do, and how
they work;

·        
Steering
and maneuvering;

·        
Visibility
(including restrictions due to loading);

·        
Fork
operation, and use limitations;

·        
Vehicle
capacity and stability;

·        
Any
vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will be required to
perform;

·        
Charging
and recharging of batteries;

·        
Operating
limitations;

·        
Any
other operating instructions, warnings, or precautions listed in the operator’s
manual for the types of vehicle that the employee is being trained to operate.

·        
Surface
conditions where the vehicle will be operated;

·        
Composition
of loads to be carried and load stability;

·        
Load
manipulation, stacking, and unstacking;

·        
Pedestrian
traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operated;

·        
Narrow
aisles and other restricted places where the vehicle will be operated;

·        
Hazardous
(classified) locations where the vehicle will be operated;

·        
Other
unique or potentially hazardous environmental conditions in the workplace that
could affect safe operation.

The Need for
Refresher Training

Refresher
training will be on an as needed basis. The need for a refresher training
course shall result from any circumstance listed below:

·        
The
operator has been observed to operate the vehicle in an unsafe manner;

·        
The
operator has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident;

·        
The
operator has received an evaluation that reveals that the operator is not
operating the truck safely;

·        
The
operator is assigned to drive a different type of truck; or

·        
A
condition in the workplace changes in a manner that could affect safe operation
of the truck.

 

An evaluation of
each powered industrial truck operator’s performance shall be conducted at
least once every three years.  Employee
training records shall be maintained for 5 years.

 

 

 

 

Program Activities

 

Equipment Inspection and Maintenance

 

·        
Each
powered industrial truck will be inspected before each shift.

·        
A
file will be maintained that lists the shift inspections of equipment. This
file will be kept at the on the equipment being inspected.

·        
A
maintenance log will be kept that identifies repair needs and corrective
actions taken for each powered industrial truck. This log will be kept at the
Maintenance Administration Offices.

·        
If
repairs are needed on a powered industrial truck such that it cannot be safely
operated, it will be tagged out and taken out of service until the repairs have
been made.

·        
After
repairs have been completed, the powered industrial truck will be given a
performance test to ensure that the equipment is safe to operate.

·        
Powered
industrial trucks will be kept in clean condition, free of dirt, excess oil and
grease.

 

Changing and Charging Batteries

 

·        
Equipment
will be provided to safely flush and neutralize spilled battery acid and
electrolyte.

·        
Eyewash
equipment will be maintained in all charging areas.

·        
Precautions
will be taken to prevent open flames, sparks and electric arcs in charging
areas.

 

Safe Work Practices

 

·        
Only
authorized, trained personnel shall operate lift trucks.

·        
Before
start of shift, a visual inspection must be conducted.  Employees shall not operate an unsafe forklift
at any time.

·        
Operators
shall drive with both hands on the steering wheel. Horseplay is prohibited. Do
not drive with wet or greasy hands.

·        
No
person shall ride as a passenger on any P.I.T. or on the load being carried.

·        
A
forklift will not be used to elevate a platform or pallet with persons on it,
except work platforms especially designed for this purpose. Work platforms must
have standard guard rails, and must be securely fastened to the forks.

·        
No
person shall stand or walk under elevated forks.

·        
Operators
should avoid making jerky starts, quick turns, or sudden stops.  The operator will not use reverse as a brake.

·        
Operators
nearing a blind corner shall make their approach at reduced speed.  Sound horn and proceed carefully.

·        
Operators
shall give pedestrians the right-of-way at all times.

·        
Operators
shall not drive toward any person who is in front of a fixed object or wall.

·        
Operators
shall not overtake and pass another forklift traveling in the same direction,
at intersections, blind spots, or hazardous locations.

·        
Operators
should not put their fingers, arms, or legs between the uprights of the mast,
or beyond the contour of the forklift.

·        
Forks
should always be placed under the load as far as possible. Do not lift a load
with one fork.

·        
No
load should be moved unless it is absolutely safe and secure.

·        
Avoid
sharp or fast end-swing.

·        
Forklifts
must be safely parked when not in use. The controls shall be neutralized, power
shut off, brakes set, key removed, and the forks left in a down position flat
on the surface, and not obstructing walkways or aisles.

·        
A
forklift shall not be left on an incline unless it is safely parked and the
wheels blocked.

·        
Only
stable and safely arranged loads will be handled.

·        
Only
loads within the rated capacity of the powered industrial truck will be handled.

 

Traveling

 

·        
A
powered industrial truck will be operated at speeds that will permit it to be
brought to a stop in a safe manner.

·        
Three
truck lengths (or two seconds) will be maintained between powered industrial
trucks in operation.

·        
The
powered industrial truck will be kept under control at all times.

·        
When
vision is obscured, the operator will slow down and sound the horn.

·        
If
the load blocks the operator’s view, the powered industrial truck will be
driven in the direction that provides the best visibility.

·        
The
operator will keep a clear view of the path of travel.

·        
When
the forklift is not carrying a load, the operator shall travel with the forks
as low as possible (maximum of 3 inches off floor). When carrying a load, it
should be carried as low as possible (consistent with safe operation, 2 to 6
inches above the surface.)

·        
The
forks should not be operated while the forklift is traveling.