The Importance of Safety

June 14, 2016

June is National Safety Month, and June 14th is National Forklift Safety Day.  This is a great opportunity for the industry as a whole to educate customers and remind its employees about forklift operating safety practices. National Forklift Safety Day is sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association and serves as a focal point for manufacturers and dealers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and importance of operator training.

According to data from OSHA, about 90% of all forklifts will be involved in an accident during their useful life. With this statistic, there is a likelihood that one or more of your operators will be involved in an accident. To help mitigate the risk of injuries, it is important to understand where and how these accidents occur. Here are few highlights:


At Equipment Depot, our employees live and breathe our core values, especially acting responsibly. As a company, we are committed to provide our employees with ongoing training and development to ensure that each of us fulfill our promise to deliver the very best service to our customers. With 35 locations, we are also the local service that you can trust. Our 750 highly trained service technicians undergo extensive training on various forklifts, aerial lifts and specialty equipment. Our unique Technical Support Operations Center is staffed with experts to guide our field techs through the most difficult repairs. This enables our technicians to provide quality and dependable service to our customers.

In support of National Forklift Safety Day, we are offering a sweepstake with a chance to win a free forklift safety training session. Participants will have a chance to win one free certification class for up to 10 employees at the same location. There will be 3 winners selected, one from each region. Our trainers will travel to the winner’s facility located within the Equipment Depot regions. Click here to find out more information.

Categories - Forklifts, Material Handling