Sometimes one forklift just isn’t enough. To get the crate into the back of the trailer, this crew of Taiwanese movers found an innovative way – using a forklift to lift another forklift. See? It’s not that hard.
Industry professionals say that the move in the video below is an obvious safety fail for a number of reasons.
The “Logistics & Materials Handling Blog” billed this move by the Taiwanese operators a “Safety Fail of the Week.” Here are all the things they see going wrong here:
- “The obvious safety fail was that they used a forklift to lift another forklift. This should never be done. What if they had miscalculated the actual weight of the forklift and load? Did they even take this into consideration in the first place?”
- “There was also the possibility of damaging the forklift or tynes.”
- “The forklift could have tipped over if it wasn’t balanced correctly on the tynes.”
- “There was even the possibility of the trailer tipping or collapsing under the weight of the forklift.”