Workplace transport

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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

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    £6.5m fine for child’s railway death: the sentencing factors

    Why rail freight operator, WH Malcolm Ltd Harrison was fined a record £6.5m after a young boy was electrocuted by one of its overhead power lines.

    By Laura White, Pinsent Masons LLP on 25 November 2021

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    Let’s examine this

    Under Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines employers must ensure that lifting equipment – such as forklifts, telehandlers and reach trucks – can be used safely and without risk of injury.

    By Geoff Martin, CFTS on 01 November 2021

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    Caught on camera

    The latest road-facing cameras and in-cab monitors for lorries can detect hazards such as a sudden lane departure or driver tiredness – and immediately warn the driver.

    By Richard Lane, VisionTrack on 01 November 2021