Monthly Archives July 2018


A timber yard has been fined after two workers were seriously injured when they were struck by a side loader lift truck. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how, on 23 February 2015, two employees of Palmer Timber Ltd were walking across the yard at the site in Cradley Heath when they were hit by a side loader lift truck. One worker suffered a fractured ankle while his co-worker suffered multiple serious injuries including a fractured eye socket and collar bone, a severed thumb, damage to his tongue, broken bones in his forearm, a broken rib and further injuries which required skin
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A company which manufactures freshly prepared meals was fined £176,000 when an employee was killed after being struck by empty food trays. Falkirk Sheriff Court heard that, on 22 March 2016, an employee of Bakkavor Foods Limited was assisting in the task of unloading and moving empty food trays. The trays the fork lift truck was carrying made contact with a stack of empty food trays, which then collapsed and struck the employee, causing him to fall to the ground and strike his head. He died from his injuries approximately two weeks later. An investigation by the Health and Safety
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Thorough Examinations for Forklift Trucks

If you oversee forklift truck operations, you’ll be familiar with the term ‘Thorough Examination’, but what does it actually mean? With recent changes in legislation, it’s important to understand why it’s required and, more importantly, what it means in practice. deals with thorough examinations but this article from SHD Logistics gives even more information. Shaun Prendergast is technical manager north for CFTS, the body that established the UK standard for the Thorough Examination of fork lift trucks. CFTS developed a standardised test that covers both PUWER and LOLER so you can be confident your truck is covered under the law.
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