When transporting loads, try not to raise the load more than about eight inches from the ground or floor. Stop and adjust the height of the forks to a new safe level when the operating terrain changes. Keep your load tilted back.
Take time to adjust the forks on your lift to fit the load you will be carrying. Adjusting the forks outward for wide loads helps you to center the load and makes it more stable.
Many forklifts are very fast and very quiet. This can make them especially hazardous to pedestrians, who may step directly into the path of a speeding forklift. Visitors, vendors, customers, new employees, and others who are not familiar with the operation are at greatest risk. Too often the top speed becomes the standard operating speed. Think about how you would feel if you ran over someone, and slow down to a safe speed.