In addition to the nameplate,
forklifts may have other warning labels or decals that provide safety
information to operators. Safety labels should be clearly visible to the
operator and must be replaced if missing, damaged, or illegible.
Figure 1. Safety decal on forklift.
Under one classification system, there are three types of warning labels or
Figures 1 and 2 show examples of warning labels.
- DANGER means if the danger is not avoided, it will cause death or serious
- WARNING means if the warning is not heeded, it can cause death or serious
- CAUTION means if the precaution is not taken, it may cause minor or moderate
Figure 2. The steps to take in a tipover of a sit-down counterbalanced forklift: Fasten seat belt, don't jump, hold on
tight to steering wheel, brace feet, lean away from impact and lean forward.
Note that the seat belt should already be fastened.