Fork lifts

So been thinking about getting my forklift operators license. However I am worried that there could be issues driving one. I am 100% paced but have 3rd degree av block. I am about to be 30 I .Good health besides the pacemaker

 


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by The real Patch - 2018-07-20 18:16:28

why on earth would you think there would be a problem driving a fork lift. If there is it's certainly not due to the pacemaker

Provided your pacemaker is not in your ass ...

by LondonAndy - 2018-07-20 18:21:35

... as the motor will be under your seat, depending on the size of the forklift and whether it is electric or diesel you would most likely be ok - as TraceyE said to you on your generator post:

"Interference puts it in test mode where it paces at a steady rate, like when they are interrogated. It does not turn it off. If we pace a lot, we won't feel good, but we won't be unsafe. "

And as I said, it is a question of distance from the magnetic field of the motor.  But you will need an American club member to say if it might be difficult to get insurance.  Ideally do a test drive under supervision.

You might want to get a gauss meter - they are $40 or so from Amazon, and that way you can test for yourself (or get a friend to do it if you are worried).  I have seen one article (on healthunlocked.com) that says a gauss of 5 is ok, and maximum 10, but you might need to to a bit of research to check that.

https://www.amazon.com/Meterk-Electromagnetic-Radiation-Detector-Dosimeter/dp/B0754VVW4W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1532122196&sr=8-3&keywords=gauss+meter+emf&dpID=415-hID4GGL&preST=_SX342_QL70_&dpSrc=srch 

I drive one all the time

by Theknotguy - 2018-07-21 07:43:21

The charity woodshop where I volunteer has a fork lift for moving in the larger bundles of wood.  I drive the unit all the time.  Pretty much no different from driving a car.  No problems.

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