A very old school philosophy about reducing forklift impacts and damage was to shut a forklift off when an impact of X occurs…Don’t do it! This is an extremely dangerous practice and one that leads to great risk for the operator. How many times in your car has the accelerator helped you avoid danger? I think just as often as the brakes have! The same situation can arise with a forklift incident, and if you shut a unit down you are effectively giving the driver no way of potentially avoiding further trouble.
Don’t ever shut a forklift down following an impact!