A valid thorough examination is mandatory by law, so if you own, lease or hire a forklift truck without one, it could lead to prosecution, invalid insurance or a serious accident due to faulty equipment.
The CFTS (Consolidated Fork Truck Services) set up a national accreditation back in 2004 to create a unified national standard of safe practices for all lift trucks and material moving machinery. At Carrylift we are proud holders of the accreditation for all of our fork trucks.
We assure you that we do everything in our power to provide the best service for you at every turn and actively support accreditations like this as a great step forward for safety in the workplace.
We feel it is our obligation and duty to put you and your employee’s safety first. Our accreditations, certificates and safety protocols are in place to safe guard against all of these facts below.
Facts About Forklift Safety
Around eight UK workers are killed by forklift trucks each year. Annually, more than 400 employees suffer amputations, fractures or dislocations, or need resuscitation or an overnight hospital stay, following fork lift accidents. More than one UK worker per day is seriously injured in a fork lift truck accident – more than cars and HGVs put together (defined by RIDDOR).
In 2016, Tomasz Wiszniewski was trapped for eight hours when racking at a food distribution warehouse collapsed on him. The rescue operation involved 13 fire crews. See the full story here: Forklift driver survives eight-hour ordeal by cheese.
More people are killed by forklifts in September than any other month of the year. About two thirds of people killed by fork lift trucks are pedestrians.
There are an estimated 350,000 forklift trucks currently working in Britain – many in public places like garden centres and DIY shops.
We really feel it is vitally important to ensure all of your safety procedures are in place, if you have any questions about any forklift truck health & safety enquiries, our highly trained team are always just a phone call away.
We have an extensive range of courses at our professional training centres based in Lancashire, North Wales, Stoke, Kent, London, East Anglia and the Midlands.
We can also arrange to carry out the training at your place of work, helping to minimise disruption to your working day. We offer one day refresher assessments and extensive 5 day complete courses for beginners. Our team of trainers are highly competent and have many years of experience in training forklift truck drivers to the highest standards.
When you have successfully completed your training with us, you will receive training records and an official certificate of training. We can also arrange for encapsulated ID cards, should your business require them.
Our friendly training team are always happy to discuss any of your enquiries and will always offer advice and assistance in getting you and your employees on the right course. You can contact us at any of our branches across the UK – we look forward to hearing from you!