Mobile equipment

The B.C. Occupational Health and Safety Regulation defines mobile equipment as a “wheeled or tracked vehicle which is engine or motor powered, together with attached or towed equipment, but not a vehicle operated on fixed rails or tracks”.

In manufacturing, one of the most common types of mobile equipment is the forklift.

A mobile equipment safety program should include:

  • An inventory of the mobile equipment used on-site
  • Safe work procedures for each type of mobile equipment
  • Training and supervision of operators
  • Inspection and maintenance of the equipment