One of the fundamental goals for the UK Material Handling Association is to promote the highest standards of safety across the material handling sector.

“The arrival of the UK Material Handling Association is a gamechanger for the industry with our strong focus on improving safety standards.” - Tim Waples, CEO, UKMHA.

The association’s strong focus on improving standards of safety and service across the sector builds on the work undertaken by the UKMHA’s founding members, the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA); BITA through initiatives such as National Forklift Safety Day and the FLTA through the Forklift Safety Convention, its Safe User Group and the annual Safety Drive.


Safety Campaigns

Safety Drive 2021


The 2021 campaign runs over a five-week period between 4th October to 1st November. Week One picks up from the message previously promoted as part of National Forklift Safety Day about the importance of approved Thorough Examination and then subsequent weeks continue the safety theme with a focus on proper training, LOLER and PUWER legislation, the protection of engineers and technicians working on site, through to driver and pedestrian safety.

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