It’s that time of year when the weather starts getting worse. Using a forklift outside in the bad winter weather can pose a wider range of risks to your employees’ safety and pedestrians in the area. The harsher weather conditions such as the snow, ice and rain are often ignored, which can lead to more accidents and damaged equipment. We want to look after our customers health and safety, so we have put together several tips to prevents accidents and damage to your forklift truck.

Gritting

Gritting is a cheap, quick, and effective method of preventing ice and snow from forming. Grit contains rock salt which allows it to melt existing snow and ice.

You should check the weather a day in advance so that you can grit high risk areas for accident before the next working day to reduce the chance of trips and falls. The most appropriate time to grit is in the evening before the frosts sets or first thing in the morning before all employees arrive.

Forklift Winter Attachments

Forklift attachments can be effective for clearing areas that have snow and ice on. The extreme weather can affect the efficiency within the workplace and prevent you from going about your daily tasks.

We have a selection of attachments that can be purchased from our shop which will get rid of ice and snow, so that your business operations aren’taffected.

  • Forklift Snow Plows
  • Forklift Brooms and Brushes

Safety Lights

Be sure to check all the lights are working on your forklift as it gets dark earlier which can reduce visibility.

Anti-Freeze

Anti-freeze is a vital tool for the winter season as it protects all the components of your forklift and prevents rust and corrosion.