It 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.Disclaimer. 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.
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