The Germans sure know how to get a message across. I stumbled upon this German short film from 2000, Forklift Driver Klaus – The First Day on the Job (in German Staplerfahrer Klaus – Der erste Arbeitstag) which is a parody of German safety videos from the 80’s. The video follows Klaus on his first day as a forklift driver and things go terribly wrong when he doesn’t follow the rules. For the first minute things move pretty slow, but once he gets behind the wheel the pace picks up.
Although the film is not officially part of the German training and education system for forklift trucks, it is frequently shown by instructors to lighten up the mood.
Warning: Parts of this video can be gruesome.