Recent studies by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) make grim reading for forklift operators. Tipping accidents are confirmed as one of the biggest causes of fatal accidents in the workplace. In almost all of these cases, the driver was ‘mousetrapped’ between the truck and the ground, causing massive trauma to the head or upper body.
But it need not be like this.
In this issue of Forklift Briefing we explain why trucks tip over - because experts believe that this is not fully understood by many forklift drivers.
And while that should be useful, we start this month’s article with a simple truth that you can put into action today to help save the lives of your colleagues and avoid business-busting fines and compensation claims.