National Forklift Safety Day – 14th June 2022
Established in the United States in 2013 by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), National Forklift Safety Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness of the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training.
Each year, the campaign has a different safety message.
The 2022 campaign focuses on the importance of the life cycle of operator training and its vital contribution to the safety of all people on your site.
Every year there are serious injuries, including fatalities, to truck operators and to pedestrians and co-workers, which could have been prevented if properly trained staff had followed safe systems of work. In fact, ‘struck by a moving vehicle’ is the second most common cause of workplace fatality, accounting for 25 deaths in the year 2020/21.
Further information is also available by visiting www.nationalforkliftsafetyday.co.uk