Are you ready for forklift safety week?
Published: 16 September, 2009
ALTON: The second annual Fork Lift Safety Week, organised by the Fork Lift Truck Association will run from the 21 to 27 September.
"More people are killed in forklift truck accidents in September than any other month of the year," said SG World marketing manager Jamie Norman.
"In fact more than 1 person every day is killed or hospitalised by a forklift truck and this toll almost doubles during September," she said.
SG World is supporting the national event with a free trial of its forklift truck safety product Safe-truck a system of recording the daily visual inspections for forklift trucks.
"We think it's timely to use this opportunity to make fork lift truck users aware of our Safe-truck product. Under recommended guidelines (PUWER and LOLER) for the safe use of forklifts, users are expected to make certain pre-shift visual checks. Our simple 'check book' allows users to carry out these checks quickly and simply," Ms Norman said.