MANDATORY FORKLIFT LIGHTS
From a legal standpoint you are required to equip lighting to your forklift truck that assures the safety and wellbeing of your workers. Commonly, this is achieved by fitting LED or halogen lighting to the overhead guard or fork carriage of your forklift truck, providing a large beam of light directed towards the front of your machinery. It’s important to ensure you have high quality lighting on the front and rear of your truck, allowing visibility with ease in even the darkest of warehouses.
INCREASED SAFETY WITH ADVANCED WARNING LIGHTS
BLUE / RED SPOT WARNING LIGHTS
Forklift Trucks can be fitted with a blue or red spot safety lamp. This inexpensive upgrade projects a clearly visible blue or red spot five meters behind the truck (or in front of the truck, depending on the type of installation). Passers-by are therefore warned that there is an approaching forklift.
LINE WARNING LAMP
Using a zone warning lamp, you will ensure more safety around your forklift truck. The clearly visible red or blue line on the ground characterizes the danger area for approaching passers-by. Warning Zone lights prevent accidents during operation with industrial trucks and protect your employees from injury. These lights can be mounted on both sides of the forklift (generating a side safety zone), as well as on the back of the vehicle.
ROAD LEGALITY & LIGHTS
Assuming your forklift truck is road registered and fitted with a number plate (and number plate lighting), your forklift truck must be equipped with the following lighting:
- Both dimmed headlights and parking lights at the front
- Indicators at the front and rear
- Hazard warning lights
- Red reflective triangle at the rear
- Two rear lights
- Two brake lights
- At least two reflectors
Finally, all lights must have an E-marking in order to be allowed on public roads.