The importance of Forklift truck training. 70% of all forklift training incidents could have been prevented with the correct training. In the long run it could cost you a hell of a lot more to pay the price of the compensation of the incident than the initial training.
Real life & Serious injuries that could happen to you!
Company fined £54,270 after a worker was left with life-changing injuries, A local incident, an employee of a scaffolding company was operating a vehicle when it overturned. An investigation found the company failed to provide the employee with the necessary training needed, now the employee lives with severe mobility issues and chronic pain. Not training your employees effectively can severely damage your business and the lives of your employees.
In most forklift truck accidents, you will suffer significant and life-threatening injuries. New employee, a few weeks into his new job, crushed a man between a forklift truck and gate. The driver has now been issued a punishment of 120 hours unpaid work and £1500. This was issued as the fault of the worker himself, so he was directly fined.
Did you know that there is more likely to be a fatality using forklift trucks than a fatality in a mine?
Forklift truck training is mandatory. It helps reduce injuries, careless manoeuvres, and death.
In the long term it will save you or your business money. It’s a legal requirement. It sets the minimum standard of basic training that people should receive before they are allowed to operate certain lift trucks. There can be huge consequences of large fines and loss of job. This can happen even if there are no physical injuries to a person.