SAFETY AND FORKLIFT TRAINING OVERVIEW You have come to the right place for operator training resources… Safety is freedom from physical injury and property damage. Creating a safe materials handling environment requires a team effort. Team members include the owner/manager of the materials handling operation, employees at the facility regardless of their assigned duties, forklift operators, forklift manufacturers such as Yale and maintenance personnel to insure recommended forklift maintenance guidelines are followed. Yale® forklift trucks are designed and built for optimal operator and pedestrian safety in numerous types of materials handling applications. For unique applications, special options such as the paper industry package or the environmental package are also offered by Yale. These and numerous other special options can be installed on Yale® forklift trucks to meet the needs of customers. The physical layout of a materials handling operation must accommodate the production goals of a facility and allow for the safety of employees and equipment that operate within the facility. Facility layout, work rules, employee training, and the use and proper maintenance of Yale® forklift trucks that have been designed to be used safely by trained operators all contribute to freedom from physical injury and property damage. The information provided here is general and is not meant to change any requirements under locally applicable legislation or Health and Safety directives.