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Hard-hitting Mentor safety video named FLTA Awards Finalist

Hard-hitting Mentor safety video named FLTA Awards Finalist

A hard-hitting video from Mentor Training that powerfully communicates the real consequences of a typical fork lift truck accident has been named a FLTA Awards Finalist in its Annual Awards for Excellence.

Designed to evoke a visceral response, Could You Live With That? targets the behaviour at the root of bad practice among operators and their colleagues: empowering all staff to take responsibility for site safety.

Unique in that it targets both fork lift truck drivers and the staff working alongside them, the compelling five-minute video was developed to raise awareness and limit the risk of forklift accidents, and was recently previewed in support of the FLTA’s annual safety month campaign, Safetember.

Content is especially relevant to pedestrians who are often omitted from forklift safety training, despite being most at risk, making up 57% of those injured in accidents involving forklift trucks.

The FLTA Awards for Excellence recognise the companies and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to raising standards within the industry. The Safety Award celebrates the product or service that is reducing the risk of accidents in the workplace.

Managing Director Stuart Taylor explains: “We are very proud to have been shortlisted for this award. Could You Live With That? provides the dramatic climax to our new safety awareness DVD, Safely Working with Lift Trucks. Its hard-hitting style really engages viewers and by demonstrating the true impact of an accident – not just on those involved, but on their family, friends and colleagues – it really gives them something to think about once they’re back in their day-to-day routine.

“At only five-minutes in duration, the message is concise but powerful. It grabs and keeps the viewer’s attention and engages them on an emotional level and, as a result, it influences their attitudes towards forklift safety and encourages them to take ownership of safety in the workplace. We’ve received excellent reviews from those who have seen it so far and early DVD previews were very popular with 1000 engagements during ‘Safetember’ alone.”

Could You Live With That? is available on DVD as part of Mentor Training’s Safely Working with Lift Trucks DVD. For more information or to get your copy please visit www.mentortraining.co.uk or call 01246 555222.

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