What is the Real Cost of a Broken Pallet?

Sounds like a simple question, surely the cost of a damaged pallet is the cost of replacing it, let’s say £15 right? Wrong.  The cost of purchasing a replacement pallet is only a fraction of the true cost. Let’s discuss a couple of common scenarios: A forklift driver...

What Industry Associations Say

An extract from a Release by the Forklift Truck Association 20th July 2017…..Hearing how others have transformed the safety of their operations can be a powerful catalyst for change, as FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey MBE explains… Despite having some of Europe’s...

Accident Statistics from around the World

UK & Ireland Statistics The Forklift and associated industries in the UK and Ireland; Worth: £55 billion to the UK economy; People: Employs ~1.7 Million People; Companies: 65,000 Companies. See also “Forklift Accidents, Prosecutions and Fines” in the UK USA...

UK – Forklift Accidents, Prosecutions and Fines

This website documents Forklift Accidents, Prosecutions and Fines in the UK. The website manager Tony Sellick notes “The really good news is that fatal accidents involving forklift trucks in the United Kingdom have decreased over time…….(from) the 30 annual deaths...

Poultry contractor fined $1.13m over forklift death

A poultry contractor has been convicted and fined $1.13 million over an incident in which a man was struck and killed by a forklift on a farm at Lethbridge, near Geelong (Australia) in 2015. CK Crouch Pty Ltd was found guilty in the Geelong Magistrate’s Court of three...

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