- Part Number:1917
- Part Number Title:Marine Terminals
- Subpart:1917 Subpart C
- Subpart Title:Cargo Handling Gear and Equipment
- Standard Number:
- Title:Powered industrial trucks.
- GPO Source:
After October 3, 1983, modifications, such as adding counterweights, that might affect the vehicle's capacity or safety shall not be performed without either the manufacturer's prior written approval or the written approval of a professional engineer experienced with the equipment who has consulted with the manufacturer, if available. Capacity, operation and maintenance instruction plates, tags or decals shall be changed to conform to the equipment as modified.
When a powered industrial truck is left unattended, load-engaging means shall be fully lowered, controls neutralized and brakes set. Unless the truck is in view and within 25 feet (7.62 m) of the operator, power shall be shut off. Wheels shall be blocked or curbed if the truck is on an incline.
Approved trucks -
Approved power-operated industrial truck means one listed or approved for the intended use by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
Fork lift trucks -
Load backrest extensions. Where necessary to protect the operator, fork lift trucks shall be fitted with a vertical load backrest extension to prevent the load from hitting the mast when the mast is positioned at maximum backward tilt. For this purpose, a "load backrest extension" means a device extending vertically from the fork carriage frame to prevent raised loads from falling backward.
Forks. Forks, fork extensions and other attachments shall be secured so that they cannot be accidentally dislodged, and shall be used only in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
Counterweights. Counterweights shall be so affixed that they cannot be accidentally dislodged.
Capacities and weights.
Fork lift truck rated capacities, with and without removable counterweights, shall not be exceeded. Rated capacities shall be marked on the vehicle and shall be visible to the operator. The vehicle weight, with and without counterweight, shall be similarly marked.
The platform shall have a railing complying with § 1917.112(c).
The platform shall have toeboards complying with § 1917.112(d) if tools or other objects could fall on employees below.
Straddle trucks -
Accessibility. Straddle trucks shall have a permanent means of access to the operator's station, including any handholds necessary for safe ascent and descent.
Visibility. Operator visibility shall be provided in all directions of movement.
[48 FR 30909, July 5, 1983, 62 FR 40141, July 25, 1997; 65 FR 40939, June 30, 2000]