Monday 23rd Apr 2018 - Logistics Manager

Toyota sponsors FLTA safety convention

Toyota Material Handling is to sponsor this year’s Fork Lift Truck Association’s National Forklift Safety Convention, which takes place on 3rd October at the Heart of England Event and Conference Centre near Coventry.

Attendees can expect to hear presentations from industry experts, which address a range of common safety issues. In addition, there will also be a special guest speaker and peer-to-peer case studies.

Workplace transport accidents involving fork lift trucks are on the rise, according to statistics revealed last year by the HSE. In 2016/17, 1300 individuals were seriously injured, or worse, with life changing injuries as a result of fork lift truck accidents. This was a 30 per cent increase on the previous year.

Jon Buckley, Toyota’s commercial director, said: “At Toyota, safety has always been our number one priority, and we want to ensure that safety is top of mind for anyone working with or alongside lift trucks. This conference plays a key role in reinforcing this message.”