News items relating to forklift trucks

News items relating to forklift trucks

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July 15th 2015. The Fork Lift Truck Association have announced National Forklift Safety Month. More

June 24th 2015. The Fork Lift Truck Association has announced a competition for find a safety champion. Entries close 31st August 2015. More

June 1st 2015. The Fork Lift Truck Association has announced that this years National Fork Truck Safety Conference will be held at Loughborough University on 23rd September 2015. More

Dec 4th 2014. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, (PUWER), updated. Free copy here

Oct 14th 2014. The Fork Lift Truck Association is inviting all owners and operators of fork lift trucks to enter their workplace in the biggest awards show in the materials handling calendar: the annual Awards for Excellence 2015. More

Aug. 14th 2014. Check out this brand new idea for forklift trucks which makes it easy to get the forks dead level every time. More

July 2nd 2014. This years' Fork Lift safety week is 22nd to 28th September. A safety conference will take place on 24th September with the theme: Is there a killer in your warehouse? More

June 26th 2014. Here is an interesting article on forklift maintenence by RK Machinery. More

June 11th 2014. The Fork Lift Truck Association has announced plans for the largest and most ambitious Safety Conference yet. Its annual conference will be held at Warwick University on Wednesday, 24th September, 2014. More

June 10th 2014. Today at a workplace in the UK one worker will be dealt a life changing injury by a fork lift truck. About three more will have accidents that keep them off work for a week and there'll be more minor incidents than you can count. More

May 21st 2014. The owner of a skip hire firm in Bacup has been fined after he was filmed putting an employee’s life in danger by lifting him in a telehandler bucket. More

May 20th 2014.A sauces manufacturer has been fined £140,000 after a forklift truck driver was killed at a factory in Runcorn. More

May 19th 2014. A farming company in Middlewich has been fined £50,000 after a father of one suffered fatal injuries when a 1.5 tonne concrete panel fell on him. More

May 15th 2014. Linde have announced details of their Safety Pilot; a device to assist operators when using their forklift trucks. More

May 2nd 2014. The new Approved Code of Practice is just over one year old and contains some important changes. More

Feb 20th 2014. The Health and safety Executive have issued guidance on the repair of fork arms for forklift trucks. More

24 Jan 2014. A Cheshire cheese manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker injured his leg and ankle when he fell from the forks of a forklift truck during an unsafe loading operation. More

Jan 20th 2014. A Devon company has been fined after a man was seriously injured by a reversing vehicle at a recycling centre in Exeter. More

Dec 17th 2013. A Shropshire businessman, who supplies workplace vehicles and lifting equipment, has been fined for falsifying a safety document for a forklift truck. More

Dec 8th 2013. Peter Harvey from the Fork Lift Truck Association has written a useful article about forklift trucks and speed and it's reproduced here. More

July 18th 2013. I have been telling people for years that there is no such thing as a "forklift licence". The following is an article by Owen Delaney, Technical Manager of the Fork Lift Truck Association. More

9th July 2013. The Health and Safety Executive has published details of proposed changes that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses. More

July 3rd 2013. Provisional data released by the Health and Safety Executive reveals that 148 workers were fatally injured between April 2012 and March 2013, compared with 172 in the previous year. More

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