The purpose of National Forklift Safety Day this year is to raise awareness of safe working practices amongst anyone working on, or near, materials handling equipment. The message is that for all sites where materials handling equipment is in operation, effective systems must be in place to keep pedestrians and co-workers safe from collision with such equipment – and the best way of ensuring this is by physical separation.
A dedicated National Forklift Safety Day website has been created, which will host new videos commissioned for the event. This will contain a wealth of information to ensure companies can follow best practice and comply with all necessary safety requirements.
Information will be provided on topics such as site layout, risk assessments and assistance systems, as well as identifying sources of further information and guidance.
The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) is urging everyone to support the campaign and help with the goal of raising safety standards across the entire industry.
For further information see https://nationalforkliftsafetyday.co.uk/about/