The UK’s National Forklift Safety Day returns on Tuesday 9th June to promote the importance of safe segregation of pedestrians in the workplace.
David Goss (above), BITA Technical Manager, said: “The restrictions imposed by lockdown thwarted our initial plans, but we were determined that the event would go ahead, as the important segregation message advocated this year has taken on added significance during the coronavirus pandemic.”
The association acted by commissioning a new website – www.nationalforkliftsafetyday.co.uk – dedicated to promoting NFSD and its important message. The portal has become the main focus of the campaign and features a wealth of information related to the issue of safely segregating pedestrians and MHE in the workplace.
Over and above this, BITA has also commissioned a series of six videos, each encapsulating a key aspect of this year’s campaign. These are:
• Management is Responsible for Segregating Pedestrians from Materials Handling Equipment
• Accident Statistics
• Physical Barriers, Risk Assessment & PAS 13
• Assistance Systems
• Working Around Load Handling Equipment
Each is available to view and download from the new NFSD website.
“BITA is keen that the important safety message underlining this year’s campaign reaches as wide an audience as possible, which is why all the information on the new website is being made available free of charge,” added Mr Goss.
“Anyone with an interest in improving safety standards within the materials handling industry should visit the website and download the videos and media pack so they can promote the message of National Forklift Safety Day to their customers and suppliers, as well as their fellow employees.”