This Standard defines the safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of low lift and high lift powered industrial trucks controlled by a riding or walking operator, and intended for use on compacted, improved surfaces.
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    Low Lift & High Lift Trucks (Forklifts)

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    Powered industrial trucks, otherwise known as forklifts, are covered by the Industrial Truck Standard Development Foundation’s B56 series.

    B56.1 covers high-lift and low-lift forklifts, typically a warehouse style forklift. The B56.6 is for rough terrain forklifts, which typically have larger tires and work outside.

    These standards provide guidance for the manufacturing, use, inspections and maintenance of this equipment.

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