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Are you the manager of a company employing forklift drivers?

In search of a health and safety risk assessment tailored to your activity?

Do you need a pre-filled assessment to save you hours of work?

Want to be in compliance with safety regulations?


Our Health and Safety Risk Assessment is designed to meet your needs with:

→ A professional risk assessment totally specific to forklift operators.

→ Risk prevention proposals dedicated to the forklift operator profession.

→ Integration of risks linked to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.


All this in an easily editable Excel format, allowing you to make personalized updates on your own.




This 5-page Excel file includes:

  • A Cover Page
  • A Company Information page
  • A presentation of the Risk Assessment Methodology used.
  • An occupational risks assessment tailored to your sector of activity.
  • A risk prevention schedule with all the different safety measures.

It contains 9 occupational risk situations classified into 3 work units:

  • Driving handling equipment
  • Working on foot
  • Working environment


☑ Complies with the employer's obligation to assess risks

(Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999)

☑ Adheres to the General Principles of Prevention

(Schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999)

☑ Takes into account good practice and pitfalls in risk assessment

(Report RR151 from the Health and Safety Executive)




  • The hazard of falling goods: Forklift operators are exposed to the risk of falling goods. Two main scenarios are possible. Firstly, one or more items stored at height fall from a rack onto the forklift operator. Secondly, one or more items fall from a lifting device (e.g. forklift forks) onto the forklift operator. This may be due to incorrect storage or handling. A number of factors can cause goods to fall, including: failure to comply with the maximum useful weight on storage racks, storage of goods on racks that are precariously balanced, damaged racks that continue to be used, impact between the forklift operator's lifting equipment and the storage rack during a manoeuvre, failure to comply with the lifting equipment's payload instructions, incorrect loading of the load on the lifting equipment (e.g. load at the end of the forks). Damage caused by falling goods may include violent impact with the forklift or with people in the vicinity. Although the damage caused depends on the weight of the goods and the height of the fall, it is often significant, with crushing of one or more limbs, and various fractures. In worst-case scenarios, these falls can cause irreversible effects (e.g. tetraplegia, paraplegia) or even death.


  • The danger of collisions between handling equipment and pedestrians: Every day, forklift drivers have to operate their handling equipment in areas where other people have to walk to carry out various tasks. Having forklifts operating in close proximity to people on foot inevitably creates the risk of collisions, which can be extremely damaging for pedestrians, especially when the forklift involved has a loading fork. Collisions between materials handling equipment and pedestrians are rare, but unpredictable in nature, and can occur at any time of the year. However, a number of factors increase the likelihood of such an accident occurring: failure to create a separate traffic zone for handling equipment and another for pedestrians, working in a hurry (e.g. pedestrian running), failure to wear fluorescent vests for pedestrians, etc. Collisions between handling equipment and a pedestrian can result in the crushing of one or more of the person's limbs, notably: feet (crushed by a wheel), legs (struck by a fork) or even the entire torso (against a rack, a wall, etc.). Damage is often severe, with fractures, haemorrhaging and crushed limbs. In the most serious cases, these accidents can lead to the pedestrian's death.


  • The danger of lifting equipment tipping over: Lifting equipment used by forklift drivers can potentially tip over when they are operating it. This is mainly due to the fact that these forklifts have a narrow track width (distance between the wheels on the right-hand side and the wheels on the left-hand side). This particular feature of forklifts enables them to operate in narrow aisles, and to handle in tight spaces, but at the expense of their stability. The risk of overturning a forklift truck is greater if operators move them with forks loaded and placed high up (due to the higher center of gravity), if they take sharp turns at high speed, if they make sudden changes of direction, if they exceed payload limits (to be read on the load plate), or if they move over uneven areas, especially at high speed (absence of suspension)... [End of extract]




_ We're registered as Professional Risk Prevention Consultants.

_ Our team comprises graduate safety engineers.

_ Our documents are routinely checked by safety inspectors.

_ We frequently update our Occupational Risk Assessments.



_ "Occupational Hazard Datasheets - Forklift Truck Operator" by International Labour Organization.

Health and Safety Risk Assessment - Forklift Operator

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    | Includes a risk prevention schedule

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"The document, of high quality and customizable, is an excellent starting point for a topic that often takes up a lot of time. Thank you also for listening to our needs and the customer follow-up!"

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