Forklift man cage

Is your forklift man cage compliant and safe?

Forklift Man Cage safety checklist;

  • Must be manufactured in accordance with Australian Standard AS 2359.1
  • Must have guardrails, mid rails and kick boards fitted
  • Gates must open inwards only with spring loaded latch installed for automatic closing
  • Two metre high guard must be fitted to the back of the platform. This shall be sufficiently wide that prevents contact to the lifting mechanism.
  • Must be operated with the tilt lever on the forklift controls that is locked out or made inoperable. Alternatively, must have a fall restraint system that comprises of a full harness and short lanyard to allow free movement within the confines of the platform only
  • Operating instructions must be available
  • Safe working load must be displayed in a prominent position
  • Man cage shall be properly secured to the forks in such a way that it cannot slide, tilt or be displaced
  • Should only be used by a competent forklift operator
  • Should only be used while an operator is at the controls of the forklift or there is an independent means of access to and egress from the platform.
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