Each year around two thousand accidents and ten deaths are reported due to forklift operation in the United Kingdom. That's approximately forty serious injuries each week!
It is estimated that each year ten percent of all reported accidents involving forklift trucks are caused by lack of operator training. Ensuring staff are trained and know the importance of a pre-use visual inspections of their forklift is very important. Carry out a daily inspection of a forklift with a Good to Go Safety inspection checklist and significantly reduce the risk of accidents and any unnecessary maintenance costs.
Good to Go Safety offers a easy solution for forklift safety inspection management with a flexible inspection checklist system that can be used on an ad-hoc, daily or weekly basis to suit your companies needs. Completing pre-use inspections as part of your FLT (Forklift Truck) safety maintenance programme ensures both staff and visitors are aware of the forklifts trucks status at all times. Using the forklift inspections checklist ensures your comply with PUWER, LOLER, HSE & FLTA regulations and best practice. The forklift status tag is highly visible, displaying a “Do Not Use” message until a inspection checklist has been inserted - we recommend positioning the status tag at either the entry point to the forklift cab, or by the ignition box to help provide an immediate reminder to the operator before starting up the vehicle.
Upon completion of the pre-use inspections, the checklist is inserted into the tag to display the findings and date of completion, removing the risk of assumption.
Employers have a duty of care to ensure all employees operating or working in the vicinity of a forklift are adequately informed of the potential hazards and the relevant safe work procedure is in operation. Such systems will include controls on use, defect reporting & recording and inspection & maintenance of forklift trucks and equipment. Good to Go Safety inspection checklists ticks all the boxes to ensure you are always Good to Go!