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New forklift safety feature

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May 11, 2016 - 10:28pm -- klacomb
With safety being a top priority at Fitzpatrick Mfg., we recently installed blue LED safety lights on all of our forklifts. When an operator starts the forklift, the lights will shine a bright blue spotlight on the floor 15-20 feet in front of and behind the forklift. This serves as a visual indicator to pedestrians and other drivers, making them aware that a forklift is driving by. The implementation has been similar to when automobile manufacturers first started the running daytime headlight program; it catches an employee’s attention, thereby bringing his or her attention to a moving forklift. This, in conjunction with horn beeps, will keep our employees safe.