Forklift Safety - best practice is more than a licence


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Forklift operation is classified as ‘high risk work’ under Work Health and Safety legislation (in effect in most jurisdictions from 1 January 2012) and as such, forklift drivers must possess a high-risk work licence. However, employers should consider that holding a licence is not necessarily a sign of competency and a best practice approach ought to be adopted.

Safety guide for businesses

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We’re serious about forking safety, and you should be too. If you employ forklift operators, this guide will help keep you, other workers and visitors at your site safe. There are three main reasons why workers are killed or seriously injured in forklift incidents in NSW:

Safety guide for people working near forklifts

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Forklifts are used to lift, stack and transfer loads in many warehouses, factories, shipping yards, freight terminals and other workplaces across Australia.

While forklifts offer a practical materials handling solution for many businesses, each year they continue to be associated with workplace injuries and deaths.

We’re serious about forking safety, and you should be too. If you work near forklifts, this guide will help keep you safe.

Regulatory Authority Help for Forklift Safety


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We’re serious about forklift safety, and you should be too. If you’re a forklift operator, this guide will help keep you, other workers and visitors to your site safe.

There are three main reasons workers are killed or seriously injured in forklift incidents in NSW:

Stay on the ball for Safety this Summer

 

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For many forklift operators, working outdoors on a warm, sunny day can be a very attractive aspect of the job. But don’t let the sunshine and fresh air be a distraction – the yard can be a dangerous place all year round.

To help keep your drivers’ eyes on the ball, our friends at the Fork Lift Truck Association, the UK’s leading authority on forklift truck operations, have shared their own starting 11: the essential safety tips that every operator should know before tackling outdoor work.

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