Avoiding fatal accidents with PETA fork lift truck training

A large steel fabrication company has been fined £135,000 and ordered to pay costs of £46,020, following prosecution related to the fatal accident involving a fork lift truck operator. 

The operator was not wearing a seatbelt which was instrumental to fatal crush injuries suffered as a result of an incident that occurred.  The company had failed to manage fork lift truck driving operations as they did not enforce the wearing of seat-belts or control the speed at which some fork lift truck operators drove.

Employers have a legal duty to assess risks and enforce control measures, and this includes ensuring safe driving practice of operators.  Bad habits can slip in to every day practice. 

The safe approach is to assess your drivers and refresh their training on a regular basis.  We offer a range of Lift truck courses including driver assessment which is a good way to remind operators as to correct operation of lift truck equipment. 

Call us for more information on 023 9253 8700 today or contact safetytraining@peta.co.uk

See our range of excellent Lift Truck courses on this website.

For Health and Safety Executive information on fork lift trucks, please visit:http://www.hse.gov.uk/workplacetransport/lift-trucks/

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