Spot the Safety Violation: When Ingenuity Goes Too Far…and Too High
Can you spot the problems in this picture?
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Disaster waiting to happen!
One of the safety violations in this image is almost screaming at you, it’s so obvious. Never, and I mean never, use a forklift to lift a person, especially if that person is sitting inside another forklift, and that forklift is lifting yet another piece of heavy equipment! It’s a trifecta of a disaster waiting to happen.
Overhead power lines, which we don’t know for sure, but it’s a safe bet to say they haven’t been deenergized.
No traffic control!
No traffic control – unless you count all the bystanders and gawkers.
No wheel chocks!
It doesn’t appear there are wheel chocks, or anything else, holding the bottom forklift in place to keep it from rolling away.
The weight of the second forklift, the man in the forklift, and the equipment being lifted is likely well over the rated capacity of the lift.
Operating a forklift comes with its own set of safety challenges, there’s no need to add more!