The Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) recently highlighted six tried and tested ways to transform your site’s safety. Here is a brief summary:
How-to Videos – To keep fresh the fine details of what the forklift drivers had learned in their training, the Heineken’s Hereford Cider Mills created more than 40 videos on how every forklift task should be performed. The videos were taken on mobile phones and costs less than £100 to implement and they were easily accessible via inexpensive tablets.
Play the Name Game – A forklift truck may cost the same as an expensive car but are generally not looked after well. Dents and damage are a common site even on a relatively new forklift truck. At Heineken’s Hereford Cider Mills, each forklift truck was named and assigned to a team of employees to take ownership of its care. A cleaning station with vacuum cleaners, touch-up paint and cleaning products was set up. Regular competitions were held with rewards for best forklift truck. This resulted in 94% reduction in damage costs.