A million men and women working with and alongside fork lift trucks in the UK are being asked to show off their best practice in the new ‘Safety Selfie’ competition, which was launched by the Fork Lift Truck Association at the National Fork Truck Safety Conference.
The competition, which will run until 31st December 2014, is open to anyone who works on or around fork lift trucks – operators, managers/supervisors and other workers on site – to raise awareness of fork truck safety at all levels.
FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey said: “Every year, up to 800 workers are seriously injured or worse in accidents involving fork lift trucks and, that is, frankly, 800 too many.
“The key to reducing this accident toll is encouraging those who work with or near fork lift trucks to think about safety on site and act accordingly.
“So we are asking everyone to put their best sides forward and show off their good practice to their counterparts across the country.”
To enter your ‘Safety Selfie’, tweet it to @theflta, along with full details, including: full name, company name and location. Alternatively, enter by email – sending image and details to: email@example.com. Full terms and conditions are available at the Fork Lift Truck Association website.
Ten winners will be selected and announced in the New Year.
Thanks to generous sponsorship from Rivermore Asset Finance, who are marking a decade supporting the materials handling industry, each lucky winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD.
Adrian Langford, Rivermore Asset Finance’s Managing Director, said: “When we launched in 2004, a primary objective was to support businesses investing in materials handling equipment and help them achieve their goals.
“There is no goal of greater importance than safety, so it was very important for us to mark our 10 year anniversary by getting involved with this initiative and showing our support.”
For more information and to show your support for fork lift truck safety, visit the FLTA website www.fork-truck.org.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the FLTA office on 01635 277577.