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