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Archived forklift news items

April 16th 2013. After four days of intensive competition at the IMXH the ten finalists of the forklift operator of the year competition have been announced. More

The HSE announced on August 1st 2011 that they were going to revise the Approved Code Of Practice, (ACOP), for the training of forklift operators. They have now, (March 19th 2013), issued the new edition. More

The HSE have published a useful document which provides a check list of things to do for all users of workplace transport including forklift trucks More

March 12th 2013. The following is a recent article by the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive. Although not directly related to forklift trucks I just had to put this on the site. Well said Judith! More

Jan 17th 2013. The RTITB have now put a page on their web site which lists those organisations who claim to be RTITB accredited but are not. More

Jan 3rd 2013. The results of the mini poll that has been running on this site is available here. It asked the question, "How often should forklift operators be refresher trained?"

Nov 14th 2012. A radical revamp of the way small businesses access official advice about health and safety online has been launched. More

Oct. 25th 2012. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reported an industry wide increase in serious forklift truck accidents, More

Oct 1st 2012. HSE now operates a Fee for Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme, which came into effect on 1 October 2012 More

June 12th 2012. Forklifts are often used to load road going vehicles. VOSA have announced important new guidance for operators of such vehicles concerning load security. More

July 9th 2012. Judith Hackett, the boss of the HSE, has just released the following in an attempt to put an end to all the health and safety nonsense that the press talks about. More

Videos of fork lift truck accidents/incidents More...

Sept 20th 2012. The very successful forklift operator of the year competition returns in 2013 and will follow a similar pattern to the 2011 event. The RTITB are organising it once again with sponsorship from Toyota, More

June 2012. Some useful information on working platforms for use on forklift trucks can be found here. More.

New figures published in January 2012 show the on-going trend for falls in the number of people injured and made unwell at work has continued. More...

The Fork Truck Association are looking for the Olympic Champion fork lift truck, fastest, oldest, etc. Dec 2011 More...

The road transport industry has the worst record for truck safety More...

In 2009/10 41 workers suffered a fatal injury involving workplace transport More...

Fatal fork lift truck accidents in the UK have fallen by more than two thirds since 2006/7 according to new statistics from the Health & Safety Executive. More...

Ever seen a hard disk drive so big it had to be carried by fork lift truck? More...

Health and Safety Offences Act (2008) Increases penalties for health and safety offences. More...

BITA introduce thorough inspection scheme for fork lift trucks in accordance with the LOLER and PUWER statutes. More...

Accident statistics - 2007 - 2008 More...

Outcry at Government retreat on Corporate Manslaughter fines More...

Oldest Forklift? Win a New York trip More...

HSE books for free! More...

Mini poll 2007 -2009 results More...

UK's Truck fatal capital More...

Stolen fork lift used in robber More...