Toyota Material Handling is a technology leader in forklift safety, with its leading edge System of Active Stability control (SAS) as standard equipment on selected 8-Series internal combustion and battery electric models.*
50 Reported Fatalities Involving Forklift Trucks - 1 Jan 1985 to 30 June 2003
* Source: WorkCover Victoria website (www.workcover.vic.gov.au)
*SAS is an optional extra on the 8FB Series battery-electric forklifts. # Active Control Rear Stabiliser isn't available on the 7-Series 3 wheel battery-electric forklifts.
These innovative features, however, in no way override the value of sensible employees, professional training and strict adherence to safety regulations and to the forklift manufacturer's instructions. However, they certainly provide you with more ways to create a safer work environment.