National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) took place this week(14th June 2022). This year the focus was on the importance of operator training. Forklift operator training makes a vital contribution to the safety of all people on a site. Whether that’s a training location or a workplace.
National Forklift Safety Day is always an important event on the RTITB calendar. Our mission is to keep people safe. So, we’re delighted that the focus of this year’s National Forklift Safety Day was operator training. We see first-hand how important lift truck operator training is.
First, it saves lives. Furthermore, lift truck training brings big business benefits. Effective operator training makes lift truck operators more efficient. It also helps to reduce damage (and the associated costs) to equipment, products, and racking, caused by operational inaccuracy.
What’s more, delivering the right lift truck operator training is essential for compliance, if an incident does occur.
Free RTITB guidance and resources to support forklift safety
It can be easy to overlook or downplay lift truck operator training. But safety is non-negotiable.
We have a number of free resources and advice articles that may help support safety in your forklift operations. You can access these for free below. Or explore many more throughout our website.
- How to Stay Safe During Loading and Unloading Operations
- Quiz: How Safe Are My Lift Truck Operations?
- 10 Ways to Improve Reach Truck Safety Today
- How to Involve your Forklift Operators in Health and Safety
- Quiz: Counterbalance Lift Trucks and Inclines
National Forklift Safety Day – Get Involved
This annual event is a great opportunity for your operation to consider just how important operator training is. Why not use it as an excuse to revisit your training plans? Or check compliance within your business?
Use this as a chance to talk to your operators about safety. Check in to make sure they feel equipped to carry out their jobs effectively and safely.
Let’s make every day National Forklift Safety Day.
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