NATIONAL FORKLIFT SAFETY DAY – 9 JUNE 2020
Today is the annual National Forklift Safety Day, organised by BITA. At RTITB, our purpose is to reduce costs and save lives in workplace transport operations, so we were pleased to see that this year the day is dedicated to highlighting the important issue of separation between pedestrians and materials handling equipment (MHE).
Giving MHE operators the right knowledge, skills and behaviours plays an important part in reducing incidents. However, we were pleased to see that today there is also a focus on the vital role that managers and supervisors play in keeping people safe. READ OUR BLOG TO LEARN MORE
FREE RESOURCES TO HELP YOU
To help you promote safety in segregating MHE and pedestrians, a range of videos and downloads are available on the National Forklift Safety Day website.
You can also download a free eBook “Separating people from materials handling equipment”, which includes more information on the campaign and lots of helpful guidance.DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK NOW
Accident figures based on RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) over the last three years show that 43% of incidents involving a forklift truck were impacts with a third person. Of these, around 65% were pedestrians engaged in activities unrelated to the immediate truck operation.
Let’s change this together!
CONTACT US FOR ADVICE ON MHE OPERATOR, MANAGER AND SUPERVISOR TRAINING TO HELP TACKLE THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE
RTITB, Access House, Halesfield 17, Telford, TF7 4PW