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1,300 UK employees are hospitalised each year following forklift accidents.


Did you know around 1,300 UK employees are hospitalised each year with serious injuries following forklift accidents? And the shocking part? Each year that figure is rising. According to statistics that's around 5 workers per day getting seriously injured. Lets face it, you don't tend to have miner injuries when it comes to forklift trucks. Six tonne of steel on wheels reversing into somebody? Worse still is there are far too many deaths attributed to forklift trucks. We can and must do better when it comes to education and training, from boardroom to shop floor. Don't imagine it cant happen at your company, it may just be a matter of time. Take training seriously, and let's all agree to belt up!

Rick Dutton