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Forklift training poll. Results of seat belt poll
The results of this poll were a shock to me as well over 50% of votes are for seat belts to be worn all the time. Whilst I agree with this I can't help wondering why you hardly ever see forklift operators wearing their seatbelts when driving counterbalanced trucks.
It has been a legal requirement for counterbalanced trucks to be fitted with seat belts and for them to be worn since December 2002! You can find more details here.