The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) is committed to raising safety standards across the materials handling industry and is once again championing the cause of National Forklift Safety Day.
The key message for 2020 is that Management is responsible for segregating pedestrians from Materials Handling equipment. This is best achieved by physical barriers, but the importance of traffic planning, route marking and effective information delivery is also emphasised.
The vast majority of fatalities and serious injuries caused by impact with pedestrians are wholly avoidable by traffic route demarcation, physical barriers and other simple measures.
BITA have produced a National Forklift Safety Day booklet which can be downloaded by clicking here
They have also produced a number of free videos which can be accessed via their website https://nationalforkliftsafetyday.co.uk/2020-pedestrian-impact/
For further information on segregating pedestrians from forklift trucks, see our previous blog article https://stackerstraining.co.uk/company-fined-after-worker-loses-leg-in-forklift-accident/