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Protecting operators from the dangers of oil escaping under pressure from a split hose

There are several things that you can do, including: – Ensure that all hoses are inspected for damage and leaks, as part of your daily checks Ensure that all lifting equipment, including lift trucks are inspected at least annually, by a competent and authorised inspector, in accordance with the requirements of The Lifting Operations Lifting …

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Seat belt usage where a driver is ‘picking’ i.e. going to a location picking a few cases then back on his truck driving s few yards and repeating

If a machine is fitted with an overhead guard, as both counterbalance and articulated machines are, then it is essential that the operator is always restrained by a restraint system whilst on the machine.  The restraint works to ensure that, in the event of an overturn, the operator does not become trapped or crushed by …

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Can a manager authorise an employee to drive a forklift truck Without a license?

The simple answer is yes. However, if there is any type of accident or incident, the manager as an individual and the company would be liable to prosecution as it is a legal requirement to provide suitable and sufficient training. Forklift trucks have their own specific HSE guidance and regulations (L117). In the event of …

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