Here’s a worrying something representing Forklift Safety Week. Please don’t hit me, Mr Forklift Truck Operator. What I said on the internet about hoop ear rings symbolising a certain sort of “lifestyle choice” was only meant as a joke.
TRUCK: Passed inspection. OPERATOR: Failed.
Are You Ready for Fork Lift Safety Week?
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
The second annual Fork Lift Safety Week, organised by the Fork Lift Truck Association will run from the 21st to the 27th September.
SG World is supporting the national event with a free trial of their fork lift truck safety product Safe-truck a system of recording the daily visual inspections for fork lift trucks.
SG World Marketing Manager Jamie Norman said “Of course fork lift truck safety should be a concern all year round but we are proud of our links with the Fork Lift Truck Association and fully support their efforts to raise awareness of the safe use of fork lift trucks.
I was surprised to learn that more people are killed in fork lift truck accidents in September than any other month of the year, in fact more than 1 person per day is killed or hospitalised by a fork lift truck and this toll almost doubles during September. So it makes sense to heighten awareness around this time and for companies to take the opportunity to ensure their equipment and procedures all support a safe working environment for both drivers and pedestrians.
We think it’s timely to use this opportunity to make fork lift truck users aware of our Safe-truck product. Under recommended guidelines (PUWER and LOLER) for the safe use of fork lifts, users are expected to make certain pre-shift visual checks. Our simple ‘check book’ allows users to carry out these checks quickly and simply. A duplicate copy is automatically made and the top copy of the inspection is displayed on the vehicle itself to present the status of that trucks’ safety.”
To support Fork Lift Safety Week 2009, SG World are offering companies a free week’s trial of Safe-truck. Jamie Norman said of the offer, “We want to help companies operate more safely without compromising on time or process. We are confident that businesses will see the benefits of Safe-truck so are more than happy to offer the product completely free for a week. Our mantra is ‘don’t risk it, inspect it’ and our free trial presents no risk at all so I hope local businesses take up our offer and play their part in improving fork lift safety.”
For further information visit www.sgworld.com/inspections.
filed in PROMOTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY on Sep.23, 2009