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Forklift accident highlights need for proper training
The failure to separate pedestrians from vehicles in the workplace can lead to both accidents and subsequent fines from the enforcing authorities.
A case in point was reported recently where a company in the North of England failed to act on a risk assessment that identified a failure to separate vehicles and pedestrians at its factory.
As a result a worker was struck from behind by a pallet being carried by a forklift truck. The accident resulted in the worker suffering a broken leg and he has been unable as yet to return to work as a result of his injuries.
The HSE inspectors reviewing the case found that the forklift drivers’ vision was frequently obscured as they had to frequently lower their loads to avoid obstructions. Whilst the company had recognised this as a potential problem they had failed to make the area a pedestrian free zone.
Workplaces need to provide proper forklift training, or forklift operator certification.
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