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    80 per cent of managers say budgetary constraints are risk to workplace safety

    Budgetary constraints and skills shortages are the top workplace safety challenges facing managers according to a new report.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 18 July 2023

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    Worker crushed after untrained worker allowed to drive forklift

    A mechanic was killed after a forklift truck he was trying to fix reversed into and crushed him, Crewe Magistrates Court heard.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 May 2023

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    Examine the examiner

    Materials handling equipment like forklifts must undergo a regular Thorough Examination to ensure its safety, but it’s vital to check the person carrying out the inspection has the necessary skills, knowledge and competence.

    By Geoff Martin, CFTS on 28 November 2022

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    Forklift safety: getting better by design

    Designers of electric forklift trucks are continuously innovating in a bid to make the equipment safer to operate.

    By Ben Haseley, Red Diamond Distribution on 01 November 2022

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    Workplace transport: keep your standards high

    Choosing an accredited provider of materials handling equipment operator training can reap benefits in terms of safer drivers and workplaces.

    By Liam Knight, AITT on 01 November 2022

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    Buyer beware

    When purchasing or hiring a pre-owned forklift truck for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere, it is vital to check the machine is safe to use for the intended tasks and working environment.

    By Darren Boiling, Pyroban on 04 September 2020

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    The MOT for the forklift truck

    Logistics managers are urged to seek total clarity in forklift safety examinations, after it was revealed that lift trucks are involved in 50 per cent more serious accidents than large good vehicles.

    By Geoff Martin, Chairman of CFTS on 03 May 2019