Having a Fork Truck in the workplace shouldn’t need to cause any worry or concern if it is used safely and by drivers with competence. However, most of the time extremely dangerous accidents can occur when the driver has not been trained correctly to operate the truck safely.
There is a legal requirement of training which employees must possess before they can operate certain types of truck, even if they only operate the equipment occasionally.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that between 2001/2002 to 2005/2006 there were 21,190 personal injury accidents involving forklift trucks and of these 94 were fatal, 5758 were major and 15,338 resulted in people being off work for 3 or more days. On average forklift trucks are involved in 24% of all workplace transport accidents.
This just goes to show that the vast amount of accidents only needs the correct measures taken to ensure the workplace remains safe.
We are an accredited RTITB forklift training provider and offer industry recognised training courses that educate the candidate on the operator safety code, how to operate a truck, basic manoeuvring, load handling & how to inspect and maintain a forklift efficiently for both experienced and non- experienced users.
As we are flexible we can provide training on your site for your convenience, or at our well-equipped training site with the best resources and professionally qualified instructors. We can also cater for individuals who wish to gain or refresh their licence. For the safety and welfare of your employees and to comply with workplace regulations, feel free to give us a call to book your course now.

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