As part of the Fork Lift Truck Association’s Safetember safety campaign, Mentor has launched a ground-breaking resource which will help managers and supervisors overseeing lift truck operations to formalise and document safety checks.
Managing Fork Lift Operations: Manager’s Checklist and Best Practice Guidance Notes, which was developed in association with the FLTA, will be formally launched at the National Fork Truck Safety Conference in Loughborough on 23rd September.
Although practical resources allowing operators to record daily checks are widespread within the industry, this is believed to be the first resource specifically developed to take managers and supervisors through the essential checks necessary to ensure a safe site.
Mentor Managing Director Stuart Taylor said: “In creating this new resource, we looked for ways which we could support the efforts of managers and supervisors in reducing risk and keeping operations safe. They play a vital role on site – directing activity and, ultimately, they hold responsibility when operations go wrong.
“The safety checklists give managers and supervisors a structure for their checks, starting with operators and equipment and finishing with risk assessments and policies.
“Alongside the checklists, the pocket-sized booklet provides a range of information which managers might need during the space of a shift, such as important contacts, sources of further information and best practice guidance.”