Hse Warn Over Dangers Of Forklift Trucks 07/02/2008

A joinery company in the North of England has been fined following a health and safety breach whilst using a fork lift truck. An employee of the company in question was raised up to eight feet in the air by a forklift truck to fit a sign for the company.



As a result of the ostensibly dangerous misuse of the forklift truck, the Health and Safety Executive has reiterated guidelines surrounding the safe use of forklift trucks.



The company charged with misuse of the forklift truck has been charged under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, after allegedly failing to ensure the safety of an employee while using the forklift truck.



According to a spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive, the incident could have potentially culminated in a forklift related accident. It should be noted that employers whose business involves the usage of forklift trucks must ensure that the health and safety of their employees is maintained at all times.



An additional point issues from the Health and safety Executive regarding the use of forklift trucks is that forklift operators should be properly trained, and can use the equipment appropriately.


Are you looking to buy or sell equipment?

What We Do

  • Upload and maintain all your equipment details onto ForkliftTradex and present your stock to thousands of buyers.
  • Feature your inventory with unlimited photographs along with your company logo.
  • Authenticate all buyer enquiries manually by ForkliftTradex industry experts to ensure relevance and save you time.
  • Represent your company with a full sellers profile including your company logo, contact details.
  • Dedicated account manager and direct point of contact to answer any questions and actively promote your stock.
  • Award winning customer service and support.
Sell Your Equipment »

Do you require additional services?