Injuries to the feet are very common with pallet truck use. It is considered good practice to walk to one side of the truck with either the right or left hand on the speed control. This is much safer than facing the machine although sometimes this has to be done when entering and withdrawing the pallet fingers from the load. It should go without saying that safety shoes are a must.Disclaimer. The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.