PERC announces forklift safety resource on National Forklift Safety Day

June 11, 2019 By    
Logo: Propane Education & Research Council

Logo: Propane Education & Research Council

In conjunction with National Forklift Safety Day on June 11, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) unveiled a collection of safety resources on its website’s new landing page, propane.com/safetyfirst, dedicated to forklift safety.

The new resources include a safety guide and a video that outline important safety reminders for crews to keep in mind while also detailing how a facility’s propane supplier can help keep them safe. For example, suppliers can help with cylinder inspections and safe refueling procedures. In addition, some propane suppliers offer additional safety training opportunities for forklift customers.

Other safety tips that PERC provides with this new guide include:

  • Ensuring the pressure relief valve on the propane cylinder is secure
  • Closing service valves on cylinders when not in use
  • Properly storing cylinders in their secure rack

“Safety is paramount in the material handling industry, and we at the Propane Council want to echo that in all of the materials that we produce,” says Jeremy Wishart, PERC director of off-road business development. “Everything we do starts and ends with keeping forklift operators safe, and we hope these new materials can help facilities stay productive while maintaining a high level of safety.”

Propane has proven to be a leading fuel for material handling equipment because it offers a number of key advantages over other fuels. For example, propane-powered forklifts offer lower emissions, greater productivity, proven performance and the versatility to work indoors and out. Plus, propane forklifts don’t lose power throughout the workday – unlike electric forklifts – and a fast, easy cylinder change gets them back in business quickly.

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