Turret Truck Safety

SKU: C-1072Duration: 10 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 10 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: 29 CFR 1920.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks

Languages: English

A turret truck, also known as a swing-reach truck, is a forklift with forks that can pivot 180 degrees and traverse across its entire width. This allows pallets to be stored and picked up at right angles to the turret truck. Also, unlike a standard forklift, the operator compartment raises with the forks. Turret trucks are specially designed to operate in narrow aisles, where there is very little clearance on either side. Because of these unique design features and operating conditions it is important to become familiar with their operation and safety guidelines prior to operating a turret truck. This module covers common hazards, turret truck safety equipment, and safe operating procedures.

Learning Objectives

  • List hazards associated with turret trucks
  • Identify turret truck safety equipment
  • Describe how to safely operate a turret truck
  • Describe how to prevent tip-overs
  • Describe how to inspect turret trucks to ensure their safety

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is turret truck used for?
A turret truck is a forklift with forks that can pivot and pick loads at right angles to the truck. They are designed for use in narrow aisles to pick and place items.

Can turret trucks be used to load trailers?
No, turret trucks are not designed to load trailers.

How do I know my truck's capacity?
Load capacity and load center ratings can be found on the data plate or nameplate.

Is fall protection required?
Use fall protection any time the turret truck platform is elevated and a side gate or guard is open.

Can I travel with the forks elevated?
Before moving, you should lower the forks and position them so they do not extend past the sides of the truck.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Never operate a turret truck if you have not been trained and certified by your employer. You or someone else could be seriously injured or even killed if operated incorrectly. Always wear fall protection and keep all body parts inside the guardrails while in motion. Keep loads centered and never exceed your lift's capacity. Inspect your turret truck each day to make sure it is in good working order and also check the work area for potential hazards.
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