I decided to add this section to the website because many items of news relating to health and safety do not directly affect forklift trucks and forklift training but nevertheless are important to people or are closely related to the subject.
It would be impossible to keep up with all legislation changes and proposals on this website so I have been selective, choosing only those things that affect materials handling in general along with any related items.
July 6th 2020. The Health and Safety Executive has released its annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/20. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 111 workers were fatally injured. Read More
June 24th 2020. CILT and the Freight Transport Association have released the Good Practice Guide for Covid-19. Practical advice on how logistics businesses can restart their operations. Read More and Download
May 28th. Linde's truck call app aims to make social distancing easier for businesses with forklift trucks trying to get back to normal during the pandemic. Read More
April 30th 2020. AITT have issued detailed advice which should enable forklift operator training to continue during this period of social isolation. Read More and free download PDF
April 23rd 2020. Download a free ebook about corona virus. Can be redistrubuted. Read More and download.
April 3rd 2020. Corona virus: A joint statement between HSE, the TUC and the CBI. Read Statement.
March 28th 2020. HSE have issued guidance on the training and retraining of forklift operators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
March 9th 2020. Here is an article by Peter Macleod of BITA which explains the Health and Safety Executive's position on low level hand pallet trucks. Read More
March 3rd 2020. The Health and Safety Event will be held on 28th to 30th April 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. The Health and safety Executive will have it's own theatre there. Read More