When lifting FIBCs with a fork lift truck, be sure the fork lift tines are spaced correctly. All lifting loops, sleeves, or other lifting devices should be vertical, so no damaging lateral forces will be created. Be sure the lifting loops are not twisted.
Fork-lift tines should have rounded edges and/or protective covers. Do ensure the crane hooks, bars or fork-lift arms used for lifting are of adequate size and are rounded to at least the thickness of the sling, belt or rope suspension, with a minimum radius of 5 mm.
For more questions on lifting FIBCs safely with forklifts, cranes or hoists, please refer to the following video from FIBCA: