It is not mandatory to have a load backrest extension on a forklift truck although it's advisable when carrying certain types of loads. It should be undamaged and the retaining bolts should all be present. Note that some backrests are built into the fork carriage and cannot be removed easily.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.
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