Two facts about powered industrial trucks or heavy equipment is that they have emerged as a necessity and a priority for the ease of work, their use in thousands of workplaces and their continuing role as a significant cause of serious worker injury and death.
RA 11058 places a general duty on employers to "take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker" and assigns more specific responsibilities for equipment maintenance, training and supervision. Requirements for powered industrial trucks (heavy equipment), although they are not mentioned specifically, can be found in the regulations made under DO 13. While meeting these requirements should have prevented most, if not all, of the accidents, compliance was in fact rare. This may be the result of the difficulty that many employers find in applying general requirements of the legislation to particular situations in their workplaces. As a remedy, the owners, operators or shall we say users have therefore decided to ensure that they follow the guidelines and adapt all the measures to keep these equipment intact and free from any danger by running regular inspections on them from an experts.