Workplace transport

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    Network Rail fined £1.2m after man crushed inside machine

    Network Rail has been fined £1.2 million after its failure to implement a safe system of work caused a long-standing employee and grandfather to be killed.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 September 2023


    Learning from the past

    A new online archive of accidents to Britain’s railway workers between 1889 and 1939 seeks to remember those injured and killed – but also helps us to learn lessons about ways of changing and improving workplace safety culture, attitudes and practices.

    By Dr Mike Esbester, University of Portsmouth on 07 July 2023

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    Car industry joins Working Minds campaign to support workers struggling this Christmas

    Motor repair trade organisations have joined forces with HSE's Working Minds campaign to tackle work-related stress in the industry ahead of Christmas.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 December 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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    Check them out

    When hiring operators of workplace transport equipment like lift trucks, it’s vital to know how to check the validity of their training certificates.

    By Adam Smith, managing director, AITT on 01 November 2021

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    A real examination

    Thorough examinations of forklift trucks are vital to ensure they remain safe to use.

    By Geoff Martin, chairman, CFTS on 01 November 2020

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    Safer trucking

    Forklifts can pose a serious risk to nearby workers, highlighting the importance of adequate segregation, appropriate training and regular monitoring.

    By Stuart Taylor, managing director, Mentor FLT Training on 01 November 2021

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    Safety is not a political football – so please don’t kick it!

    Safety is in the news again and, unfortunately, not always for the right reasons.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 05 July 2022

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    E-scooter deliveries – advice to takeaway

    E-scooters have become a common sight on UK roads over recent years. Not only are they used by individuals for short journeys or daily commutes, they are also now being ridden by takeaway drivers.

    By Ben Bepper, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 25 November 2021