Changeable and extreme weather conditions such as intense winds, heavy rain, or ice could impact how Forklift Trucks in Pakistan function. If the weather changes, there are a few additional safety precautions you must take to ensure that you’re operating as safely as possible.
FORKLIFT MAINTENANCE FOR CHANGEABLE WEATHER
In the event of downtime, your business could suffer; therefore, ensure that you’re prepared for whatever weather throws at you by providing regular maintenance and servicing of your forklifts. Maintenance and servicing should be carried out regularly, regardless of the weather, but are particularly important to consider during extreme weather conditions like ice or snow.
We provide a simple service Forklift Trucks in Pakistan to ensure your business runs exactly as it should. If your vehicles need an annual check-up or are worried about a problem, We can assist you with:
Preventative Maintenance (PM)
Tests of performance
Fixing and identifying faults
Keeping vehicles clean
Please find out more information about our forklift maintenance services.
FORKLIFT SAFETY IN WET WEATHER
Specific electric forklifts aren’t able to be used outdoors in rainy conditions. However, many are designed to withstand, at minimum, moderate rain. If you’re planning to use an outdoor forklift in rainy conditions, there are a few points to be aware of. Rainy weather conditions can lead to an increase in the risk that accidents could occur. Therefore, you need to ensure you have the proper safety precautions.
Similar to driving in a car, breaks can be slippery in rainy conditions, causing changes in break intervals. Be aware of possible increases in stopping distances.
A heavy downpour can cause roads to become slippery. Be cautious and take extra care when maneuvering.
Be aware that during rain, visibility could be reduced. Ensure to keep your lights on in the shower and sound the horn when moving.
Wear the appropriate clothes. This may include high-vis clothing that ensures you are visible in areas with little visibility, waterproofs, and slip-resistant boots.
FORKLIFT SAFETY IN WINDY WEATHER
The effects of high winds can be detrimental to the work environment when operating forklifts
outdoors. If you’re working in strong winds, ensure that you:
Be sure your loads are secure and, if possible, secure them with straps.
Slow down to ensure you are under control at all times.
If you are experiencing difficulties with your work, you should know when to put off work until the conditions improve. Trust your intuition, and don’t use the forklift if you feel unsafe.
Be aware of the surroundings and look for damaged or fallen posts, trees, or other structures.
FORKLIFT SAFETY IN EXTREME HEAT
Although the blazing sun is usually considered a cause for celebration, it could be challenging for those working outside. High temperatures can create security issues and problems when forklifts are overheated. Making sure to be extra vigilant about safety and maintenance during the summer heat is essential.
In the event of a heatwave during a heatwave, your forklift might overheat, and your battery might drain quicker than usual. Make sure you’re doing your regular maintenance checks, and ensure that you’re checking the battery frequently.
The heat can cause the pressure inside your tires to rise, which can cause them to become over-inflated. Make sure to check the pressure of your tires regularly and, if necessary, let out air to ensure that the levels remain at an average level.
When working with machinery under extreme temperatures, ensure you take care of yourself. Regular breaks prevent exhaustion, and staying hydrated is crucial to avoiding heatstroke. It is also beneficial to wear loose-fitting, cool clothes made of breathable fabrics.
FORKLIFT SAFETY IN WINTER
Winter months are challenging for forklift operators operating outdoors due to the temperature drop. Snow and ice can cause concern. It’s crucial to remain alert throughout winter to keep yourself and other employees safe.
Be sure to keep the site gritty in icy weather.
When you’re not using it, ensure your vehicles are covered or inside during winter. Frosty temperatures and ice could cause mechanical issues for the forklifts.
When you operate a forklift during winter, especially when it’s dark snow or rain, ensure that you’re visible. Be sure to keep your lights on and wear high-visibility clothes. If possible, provide that the area you’re working in is well-lit.
Check the levels of your fluids. Shallow temperatures can result in liquids freezing. So, make sure you check your hydraulic fluid as well as coolant levels regularly to avoid any problems.
Learn more about winter forklift safety tips.
FORKLIFT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
General safety advice and maintenance are always in place, whatever the weather conditions. This means that you must have the proper training, wear the appropriate work equipment, be conscious of your surroundings, and stay up with your maintenance for your forklift.
In the end, you must feel comfortable doing your job. Prevention is the best method of preventing when in doubt, so if you’re unsure, do not drive. Accidentally damaged vehicles or staff don’t warrant the risks. Therefore it’s crucial to be aware of safety at the top of your list.
Are your forklifts prepared for whatever weather may throw at you? We can assist you in staying up with your forklift maintenance by providing Material Handling Equipment in Pakistan. For more information call us now.