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Electric pallet jacks, often called pallet trucks, are designed for lifting and transporting palletized materials over relatively short distances. They come in many different types and styles and are vital to daily operations in today's industry. Even though they seem simple to use, they can be very dangerous when used by an untrained operator or in an unsafe manner.
This program discusses how to safely operate electric-powered pallet jacks so operators can deliver their loads while avoiding injury and property damage. Topics include pre-operational inspection, driving and handling characteristics, lifting, moving and placing loads, avoiding incidents involving pedestrians, traveling on sloped surfaces and working on loading docks.