A manual pallet jack allows a single worker to move a palletized load around a workplace easily and efficiently by “muscle power” alone. But as with all material handling equipment, when a pallet jack is misused it can create serious workplace hazards, cause severe injuries and even result in fatalities.
MARCOM’S “Manual Pallet Jack Safety” products discuss the hazards that can be associated with pallet jacks and the safe work practices and “rules of the road” that employees should follow to avoid them.
All of the products… the new “Micro-Learning” and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses… discuss topics that are integral to employees’ understanding of these issues.
Topics covered in the products include:
- How pallet jacks work.
- Potential hazards.
- Using a pallet jack safely.
- Moving a load with a pallet jack.
- Safe operation on loading docks, inclines and lift gates.
- and more.
All “Manual Pallet Jack Safety” products are available in English (Spanish will be available soon).
The “Manual Pallet Jack Safety” MicroLearning curriculum includes the following 3 – 5 minute courses:
- “How Pallet Jacks Work and Potential Hazards”
- “Using a Pallet Jack Safely”
- “Moving a Load”
- “Loading Docks, Inclines and Lift Gates”