Saturday, April 25, 2015

Free Informative Nationwide Safety Campaign for All Fork Lift Truck Users

FLTA Initiative Uses Online Self Help Programme to Save Lives
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UK – Fork lifts, no matter how well maintained they are, will always have the potential to cause injuries and even deaths, something which all users should be constantly aware of. Now Britain’s leading authority on their use is spearheading a nationwide drive to improve safety at every site that uses fork lift trucks, be it single truck or a fleet comprising many hundreds. The Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) ‘Safer Site Programme’ was set up last year as a free, online, step-by-step safety programme that anyone can implement.

The idea is simple: at regular intervals the FLTA will publish on its website a new step in the programme. Each step will contain advice, guidance, resources and a series of practical tasks that must be completed to move through the process. The aim of the programme is threefold: to actively drive down the number and frequency of fork lift truck accidents and near misses; to share successful safety initiatives between companies who operate fork lift trucks and to improve the general level of safety precautions on UK fork lift truck sites and to encourage open, blame-free incidence reporting so that everyone feels able to highlight dangerous practices freely and without recriminations.

To find out more, or to take your first step on the programme, click here to sign up for a programme which could save a life, and where you will find all the information you need. FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey enthused:

“We urge every person reading this, and every company whose work involves fork lift trucks, to participate in the Safer Site Programme. For some it will be the first step on the road to a safer site. To others, it will add to their knowledge and provide valuable new ideas and resources. I promise that everyone who gets involved will achieve real and lasting benefits”

Photo: Clearly designated walkways are one small step toward safer working environments.