Do I need to wear a seatbelt on a forklift truck?

We all wear seatbelts whist driving our vehicles on the road but operators do not always wear their seatbelt while operating their forklift.   Most passenger vehicles come equipped with 3-point seatbelts, a soft impact dash, a collapsible steering column, air bags, impact bumpers, crumple zone ..
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Training in the South West

At the end of last month, we were delighted to be training back in Launceston, Cornwall.   Having lived near Launceston for five years, it brought back some good memories of lazy days on the beach at Crackington Haven and walks on Bodmin Moor and along Plymouth Hoe.   There are two main indus ..
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Forklift training at Milton Park

We are excited to be training at Milton Park this month, a premium business park in the South East of England (www.miltonpark.co.uk). It’s more like a small town than a business park as it provides everything you need in one place: A Health and Fitness Centre Business Lounge Café Restaurant Nurs ..
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Is your load safe?

Two company owners have been given suspended sentences after a worker was hit by building supplies which fell from a forklift truck. For the full story click on the link below: https://www.rtitb.co.uk/news/suspended-sentence-for-lift-truck-safety-breaches The following guidelines should be followed ..
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Preparing forklifts for ice and snow

Ensure that forklifts are serviced regularly otherwise the cold and wet weather could lead to increased component failures.  Batteries, hydraulics and electrical systems become ever more important and engines need protection from cold weather. Ice or rain may create slippery surfaces outside so tra ..
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8 Steps for efficient Cold Store Forklift operations

To support productivity in the food and drink sector, RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) is offering advice on how to improve the efficiency of forklift truck operations specifically in cold store environments.   The article which can be found by clicking on the link below outlines ..
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Construction company fined following serious forklift fall

A construction company has been fined £10,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when the forklift truck he was working on overturned, throwing him to the floor.   The company had carried out a risk assessment and method statement prior to the job commencing and had concluded that the wo ..
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Which Forks?

Vetter (www.forks.com) produce a range of forks to suit various applications.  We discovered them at IMHX 2016 and thought we would let you know about some of their products: Big Forks – Cross section up to 350 x 150mm, blade length up to 4,000 mm, back height up to 2,000 mm and capacity up to &h ..
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Company fined after worker loses leg in forklift accident

A Company has recently been fined over £130,000 plus further costs after an agency driver lost a leg following an accident at its Slough depot.   The driver was pushing a trolley carrying parcels alongside a row of vehicles.  When he reached the end of the row, a forklift truck reversed out o ..
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