Every year approximately 2,000 accidents and 10 fatalities are reported as a result of forklift operation in the United Kingdom. That's around 40 major injuries each week!
It is estimated that each year 10% of all investigated accidents involving forklift trucks are caused primarily by lack of operator training. Ensure your employees are trained and know the importance of a pre-use visual inspection checks. Carry out a daily inspection of your 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 simple solution for forklift safety with a fully flexible inspection checklist system that can be used on an ad-hoc, daily or weekly basis to suit your needs. Completing a pre-use inspection checklist as part of your FLT (Forklift Truck) safety maintenance programme ensures everyone is aware of the forklifts’ status at all times. Using our forklift inspection checklist ensures your comply with PUWER, LOLER, HSE & FLTA regulations and best practice. The 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 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 inspection, 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!