Powered industrial trucks, also known as forklifts, are used at UNC Charlotte to maintain and service facilities, as well as academic operations. However, these vehicles pose significant risk for operators and pedestrians. Forklift-owning departments are responsible for ensuring only trained authorized personnel operate the forklift and that preventative maintenance inspections are performed at least annually. The employee plays a vital role in the safe operation of forklifts. Forklift operators are responsible for safe operation and compliance with OSHA standards.
The following Forklift Safe Operation Fact sheet will provide more detail.