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UK National Fork Lift Truck Safety Conference 2012

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The 10th National Fork Lift Truck Safety Conference will take place at Warwick University on Wednesday, September 26.

This year the Conference will concentrate on providing practical solutions to everyday problems – helping all users of fork lift trucks to operate more safely.

The annual event, which takes place during National Fork Lift Safety Week, aims to keep attendees up to date with the industry's best practice.

Topics covered will include:

• Current issues.
• Training.
• Loading and unloading areas.
• Speeding.
• Operator risk assessment.
• Safety products.

Andy Cuerden, European managing director at Interactive Driving Systems, said: “We are presenting a case study focusing on operator risk assessment.

“McCain Foods rolled out Virtual Risk Manager – Fork Lift Truck - and a number of other safety initiatives. The aim was to use VRM-FLT for the risk assessment, monitoring and improvement of their existing operators.

“The program has proved successful in several ways, with at-risk operators being identified and engaged in training and other interventions.

“The case explains why McCain embarked on the project. It considers the attitude of managers and operators and provides details of how the project was conducted. The results provide an indication of the improvements that were achieved.

“For example, although other factors may be involved, the last year has seen a reduction in fork lift truck damage of 7.5%.

“The commitment shown to safety by McCain was recognised at the FLTA Awards 2012, receiving the coveted Safe Site Award. Other cases, such as Nestlé, will also be drawn upon.”

To find more information about the conference and participate, go to www.fork-truck.org.uk/safety-conference.

Alternatively, call the FLTA offices on 01256 381441 or email: mail@fork-truck.org.uk.

For more details about Virtual Risk Manager – Fork Lift Truck, go to www.virtualriskmanager.net/flt.

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