Free posters for fork lift safety week

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The Fork Lift Truck Association is offering UK businesses a set of free, downloadable safety materials in support of its annual safety campaign, National Fork Lift Safety Week.

National Fork Lift Safety Week 2011 runs from 19th-25th September but the materials will remain freely available throughout September and October from

Statistics show that since the annual Safety Week began in 2008, workplace deaths caused by fork lift trucks have dropped by a massive 69 per cent.

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The theme of Safety Week 2011 is “More Skills, Less Spills” and companies can download”

* A hard-hitting colour poster for display in workplaces, entitled “It’s No Accident – Training Saves Lives”

* A new training-themed Good Practice Checklist, covering employee training from hiring operators to the role of managers

* A Training Powerpoint aimed at supervisors and managers to make them aware of their legal obligations, and the best way to fulfil these

*A Safety Week 2011 logo to use in letters and literature, raising awareness of the campaign

The FLTA will also send a free Employee Safety Booklet to any UK-based company emailing to request one.

Interested businesses should email [email protected] requesting the Employee Safety Book, and providing a sender name, company name and address.

FLTA chairman Martyn Fletcher said: “A lack of full training is evident in almost every accident somewhere along the line, which is why Safety Week 2011 is targeting training on all levels – from operators to owners.”

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For more information on the campaign, or to download materials, visit

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