What are the main injuries caused by forklifts?

Knowing the potential pitfalls for forklifts and practising safe operating procedures can help drivers avoid accidents and injuries. Driving slowly with the load lowered also improves visibility and reduces forklift injuries. With proper training and safety protocols, it is possible to operate a forklift correctly and safely and prevent preventable workplace injuries and fatalities. Serious … Read more

What is an FLT licence?

An FLT licence is just an abbreviation of a Forklift Licence… FLT=Fork Lift Truck. You need a licence/certification for high risk work if you want to operate a forklift truck. If you are driving on public roads, you must also hold a valid UK driving licence and the vehicle must comply with the relevant road … Read more

Forklift Fails 2019

Yep, It’s that time of year again when we look at those who obviously haven’t done their training. Luckily in most cases it’s just equipment getting damaged but it could be a whole lot worse. Anyway… here are some 2019 forklift fails to remind you how not to do it.

Forklift Fails 2018

Every year we’re reminded about how dangerous some people are when they get behind the wheel of a forklift. Luckily most of the time it’s just expensive equipment and goods getting damaged but it can always be a lot worse than that. Anyway… here are some 2018 forklift fails to remind you how not to … Read more

Forklift Fails Video 2017

We shouldn’t laugh at accidents but watching this video gives us a chuckle whilst also reminding us that safety isn’t something to be taken lightly. Luckily no one was seriously injured this time but slacking, cutting corners and generally mucking around with heavy machinery can have severe consequences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi875PN8l0M Check out the forklift training courses … Read more

Forklift Trucks and Mobile Phones

It’s illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving your car so what do you think the law is for when you’re using a forklift? Well, whilst it’s not illegal (unless you’re on a public road) there are some serious health and safety issues to consider. A risk assessment should be undertaken to identify what … Read more

What’s it like to be a forklift driver?

Being a forklift driver is  a varied and involved job. Whilst some people may at first think it is a boring and unskilled job, there are several skills and duties the driver must be competent in. For a start, there are numerous styles of forklifts as well as a number of considerations relating to safety … Read more