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Safety in numbers

With forklift accidents still alarmingly high, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has emphasised the benefits of Safe User Group (SUG) membership for improving site safety.

For roughly the price of a takeaway sandwich per week, companies can join SUG, gaining access to a wealth of resources and guidance on preventing accidents involving lift trucks.

SUG members regularly get up-to-the-minute information on best practice for those operating or working around forklifts.

The membership receives a bi-monthly Health & Safety newsletter from the FLTA, drawing on the Association’s expertise to offer key advice on pressing forklift safety matters.

It highlights real-life cases that show the dangers of ignoring safe practice, offers tips from the field, and raises awareness of key legislation to keep you on the right side of the law.

Regulations are ever-changing, so it’s important to stay on top of everything you need to know to be able to safely oversee forklift operations.

The newsletter is designed to make the information accessible to a broad readership at all levels of the business, from managers through to operators.

Members also get access to a range of exclusive safety resources on the FLTA website, discounts on safety products from the FLTA store, technical bulletins, facts sheets, a free expert advice helpline and more.

Tim Waples, FLTA chief executive said: “I know that SUG membership has been a great help to a number of companies. We understand that keeping on top of all the relevant legislation can be a headache for many managers, so we like to do what we can to get it across in plain and simple terms.

“As well as the regular information we send, membership also comes with a discount on tickets to our annual Forklift Safety Convention — an event full of inspiring and practical information from a number of speakers and companies.

“Sharing best practice knowledge, whether at an event or through membership, is such an important part of our drive to make the industry safer.”

The Fork Lift Truck Association is the UK’s independent authority on forklift trucks. For more information, please visit www.fork-truck.org.uk or call 01635 277577.

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