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4 causes of forklift tip-overs & how to massively reduce the risk

A forklift tip-over can have terrible consequences. Vehicle and stock damage are almost guaranteed, but in worst case scenarios accidents of this kind can result in serious or even fatal injuries. But, if you and your operators understand the causes and how to avoid them, you can dramatically reduce the risk of this happening on your site. To help, we’ve highlighted four common causes, as well as some top tips that can be easily applied to reduce risk in each case.

  1. Handling of suspended or live loads
  2. Turning with an elevated load
  3. Traversing a slope or uneven ground
  4. Insecure loads or overloading
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