National Forklift Safety Day is back for its seventh consecutive year. The initiative aims to increase awareness and develop safer operations for materials handling equipment.

This year’s message focuses on management being responsible for segregating pedestrians from materials handling equipment.

Established by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), National Forklift Safety Day is celebrated globally. As part of a commitment to raise standards and improve the safe operation of materials handling equipment, the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) promote National Forklift Safety Day throughout the UK.

Find out how you can make your site safer in this video:

The vast majority of fatalities and serious injuries caused by the impact of workplace transport with pedestrians are wholly avoidable by traffic route demarcation, physical barriers and other simple measures. The best way of ensuring segregation in the workplace is by physical barriers, but the importance of assistance systems, traffic planning, and training is also emphasised.  Learn more in the NFSD 2020 Ebook click here.

Take a moment to remind yourself what safe handling is all about – download our free Forklift Safety Tips here.

Engineering for Safety

Yale has a long history of providing materials handling equipment for a variety of applications. The ability to design for improved safety comes from our experience in the material handling industry and new technology that is available. Discover our innovations and technology, designed as standard features to improve safety here.