A food packaging firm has been fined £80k for a forklift truck accident

Forklift accident costs packaging firm £80k

By Gwen Ridler

A company that makes packaging for the food and drink industry has been fined £80,000 for health and safety failings, after a forklift truck struck a worker.

Improving forklift truck safety is the aim of a new training programme

Forklift truck safety boosted by training

By Rick Pendrous

An innovative, new safety awareness course has been introduced, which focuses on the dangers presented by forklifts in the workplace not just for operators but for all those working alongside them.

Yale launches new pallet truck

Stand or sit with new pallet truck

By Rick Pendrous

A new series of rider pallet trucks, claimed to combine the key benefits of platform and seated forklift trucks, has been introduced by Yale Europe Materials Handling.

The accident was entirely avoidable, said the HSE

Fatal forklift accident at transport firm

By Michael Stones

A fatal forklift accident at a Lincolnshire transport and storage firm has claimed the life of a worker and resulted in a £125,000 fine for his employer.

Damage is very different from fair wear and tear

Damage to rented fork lifts is not same as ‘fair wear and tear’

Widespread confusion over what constitutes ‘fair wear and tear’ of fork lift trucks is putting companies renting fork lift trucks at risk of large and unexpected end-of-contract repair bills and acrimonious disputes, warns the Fork Lift Truck Association...

Segregation of people from forklifts is crucial in preventing accidents

Forklift accidents could be avoided by factory design

By Rick Pendrous

Many serious accidents involving forklift trucks in food and drink manufacture could be avoided by better factory layout, which segregates pedestrians from trucks, together with better driver training, it has emerged.

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Meat firm gets £20k bill for ‘fault-ridden’ forklift

By Michael Stones

A meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £20,000, after operating what the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) described as “a fault-ridden forklift truck” and forging records in a bid to deceive its safety inspectors.

Joseph Heler failed to advise employees on how they should load lorries, said the HSE

Cheese firm fined £8k for forklift fall

By Michael Stones

A cheese manufacturer has been fined £8,000 for safety failings after a worker injured his leg and ankle after falling from the forks of a forklift truck.

Truck speed can be controlled by computers

Forklift fighters

By Laurence Gibbons

Forklift fleets need to be fighting fit to keep costs low and the factory safe, reports Laurence Gibbons


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