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Forklift Safety


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According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), forklift trucks (FLT) account for approximately 25% of work-based transport accidents in the UK. 


Before operating a forklift, the minimum basic training is required. To help give you a brief guide to forklift safety, outside of your formal training, we outline the best practice for mounting and dismounting a FLT: 

  • Slips and Falls When Mounting and Dismounting a Forklift Truck
  • Operating the Controls From Outside the Truck
  • Leaning outside the cab

For further help and guidance, HSE have produced a guide outlining the main legal requirements for operating a FLT, which can be found here.

With safety in the workplace firmly in our minds, you can ensure you’re fully equipped with the latest PPE workwear, and stay visible on site with hi-vis clothing. You can also keep people entering your worksite safe too with our safety signs.


Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is intended as an overall introduction and is not intended as specific advice from a qualified professional. Travis Perkins aims to avoid, but accepts no liability, in the case that any information stated is out of date.