How Can You Protect Your Forklift From Getting Stolen?
Posted by: admin on July 2, 2014
A common thread through the CM blog is forklift safety – how to protect you and your co-workers from accidents, OSHA regulations, different ways to avoid on-the-job disasters and more.
This time, let’s shift focus from man to machine. Even forklifts could use some smart safety practices. And as far as security goes, most forklift operators and owners don’t think about how their lift can be stolen.
By following a few security rules for your plant or warehouse, you can prevent a crime that happens more often than you think – forklift theft. Here are four things you can do right now to reduce the chance it happens to your company.
Do proper background checks. You’d be surprised at how relaxed some employee reference checks are. If a potential worker has the “red flag of theft” in their background, that could help avoid future forklifts being stolen.
Secure the storage area. When forklifts aren’t in use, keep them stored in a fenced area that’s only accessible by security and / or supervisors.
Don’t be camera shy. With a surveillance system, you’ll know what’s going on, even when nobody’s around. Many forklift thieves have been brought to justice from video footage.
Form an internal security committee. Get everyone involved. Regular checks will mean fewer chances for thieves to get away.
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