In warehouses, factories, shipping yards, freight terminals and other workplaces across Australia, forklifts are used to lift, stack and transfer loads.
While forklifts offer a practical materials handling solution for many businesses, each year they continue to be associated with workplace deaths and injuries.
For a forklift, tipping over is one of the biggest dangers when operating a forklift. This is a leading cause of deaths involving forklifts, accounting for one in six deaths. The chances of a forklift operator sustaining serious harm are high if the forklift operator decides to jump from an unstable forklift.