During the month of August 2013, we are holding a special promotion on forklift & MEWP training.
Forklift Trucks (FLT) are amongst some of the most hazardous vehicle types in the workplace, frequently found in warehouses, workshops and factories.
The dangers associated with use of lift trucks in the workplace are often underestimated. Employees working with or around them often become complacent because lift trucks are quiet, busy, in frequent use and part of the environment. However, incidents involving lift trucks are usually serious and often fatal. Lift trucks are very heavy, even when unloaded and there is very little protection for pedestrians.
The most common types of incidents involving forklift trucks are:
Struck by a moving truck
Struck by a load falling from the truck
Overturn of the truck
Fall from a height
Trapped between the mast and overhead guard
In the period 2001 – 2006, six people were killed in Ireland in incidents involving forklift trucks. Three of the fatalities involved loads falling off the forklift truck onto the person, two fatalities were due to cages falling off the forklift truck blades (tines) and the sixth fatality occurred when a person was crushed between the forklift truck and shelving.
Training in mandatory for any person operating a forklift.
Contact [email protected] or call 021 6010060 for details on our training programmes. We carry out:
Forklift Beginner Course
Forklift Experienced Course
Forklift Refresher Course
Forklift Conversion Course
All training is completed on a counter balance or reach forklifts