It might surprise you to know that forklift accidents happen virtually every week, with 42% of fatalities due to being crushed by the vehicle tipping over. In fact you are less likely to suffer a fatality working in a mine than you are operating a forklift truck in a warehouse. The sad truth is that around 70% of all forklift accidents could be prevented with adequate forklift training which covers British safety standard guidelines.
The infographic below highlights how popular forklift trucks have become within many industries, but also the impact they have had on the growing number of injuries in the workplace caused by a lack of forklift training. You’ll also find a number of forklift safety tips to help prevent such accidents from happening and what to do if you are faced with the situation of a forklift tipping over.