According to the Health and Safety Executive, over 70 deaths are being recorded every year and over 1,000 people are suffering major injures in accidents involving vehicles in the work place.
The main reason for accidents in the work place is due to lack of adequate training and cost thought to be involved especially for smaller business.
It is important to get forklift truck drivers trained as well as managers and directors to be fully up-to-date as to the legal obligations placed on themselves and their employees (see safety induction and awareness courses).
“Large and small companies are required by law to provide training, with increasing penalties for non-compliances."
Taken from UKWA