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The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

Wear seatbelts unless exemption applies

wear seat beltIt has been a legal requirement since December 2002 for operators of counterbalanced forklift trucks to wear seat belts. There are exceptions to this rule but they apply only after a comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out. This rule only applies to masted counterbalance trucks and does not apply to reach trucks. Click here for exemptions.


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