Toyota explains safety measures on eve of Forklift Safety Day

Toyota Material Handling, based in Columbus, says it is addressing the new environmental safety realities facing its customers.

With National Forklift Safety Day coming up Tuesday, the company reports it is implementing measures across its dealer locations to ensure customer service is uninterrupted while keeping personal health in mind.

For example, Southern States Toyotalift in Tampa, Florida,has been equipping associates with tools to disinfect the units before and after servicing them. The company says it is maintaining CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and technicians.

At the same site, associates are required to wash their hands thoroughly every 60 minutes for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and maintain six feet of social distancing between all personnel.

Across its locations, Toyota dealers have been offering new services to customers’ fleets including after-hours service, outdoor parking lot service, as well as digital condition reporting.