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Dangers of FLT Supervision ‘Complacency Creep’

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ARE YOUR SAFE OPERATION STANDARDS AT RISK? Mentor, the UK’s leading provider of lift truck training, is warning managers and supervisors of the costly dangers resulting from ‘complacency creep’: that decline in standards of safe operation which results from insufficient supervision. It’s a common occurrence, according to Mentor’s managing director, Stuart Taylor, due to the often repetitive nature of tasks carried out by forklift operators. And even the best-trained and most safety-conscious teams are at risk if managers and supervisors aren’t equipped to pro actively encourage best practice. He explains: “When managers don’t recognise or take action to rectify bad practice, it Read More

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BYBOX AWARDED PRESTIGOUS SWORD OF HONOUR FROM BSC;

TECH COMPANY SCOOPS SAFETY AWARD International technology company, ByBox, has been awarded the Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council. This accolade was awarded to the ByBox Coventry Distribution Hub in recognition of the very high standard of health and safety measures it has successfully implemented. The ByBox Coventry Hub is one of just 61 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work. In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, an organisation first had to achieve the maximum Read More

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FORK IN THE ROAD: MANAGING WORKPLACE TRAFFIC;

Training and Segregation at the Heart of Traffic Management in the Industrial Workplace by Matthew Parkinson What is the most dangerous vehicle in the UK workplace? Is it those heavy duty, 500-horsepower HGVs, backing into loading bays on poorly-managed forecourts? What about those busy, buzzy white vans containing dizzy, fizzy white van men? Or maybe it’s the commuting cars, piling through the morning rush hours into stacked and over-spilling parking bays? All wrong. In fact, the most dangerous piece of transport in the workplace injures more people than all the aforementioned modes of transport combined. Last year, more than 800 Read More

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FORKLIFT TILT INDICATOR ASSISTS ACCURACY AND DOWTIME;

Mentor introduces innovative forklift mast tilt indicator Mentor has introduced a new addition to its range of training materials and safety products that, as well as aiding safety and productivity, has the potential to help businesses make substantial savings in damage and repair costs. The ForkAngles mast tilt indicator is designed to be easily retro-fitted to a counterbalance truck – allowing the operator to accurately gauge when their forks are level without having to leave their truck, ask a colleague for assistance or utilise any other device. ForkAngles works by detecting the change in distance between the mast and the Read More

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AMBITIOUS INITIATIVE AIMS TO MAKE ALL FLT SITES SAFER;

Overwhelming Success for the Safer Site Programme FREE safety programme will benefit ANY company that operates one fork lift truck or an entire fleet In what is described as its most ambitious initiative to date, the Fork Lift Truck Association is spearheading a nationwide drive to improve safety at every site that uses fork lift trucks: be it single truck or a fleet comprising many hundreds. The Safer Site Programme is a free, online, step-by-step safety programme that anyone can implement. The idea is simple: at regular intervals the FLTA will publish on its website a new step in the Read More