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Could you live with a forklift accident?

Could you live with a forklift accident?

Following its exclusive premier showing at the National Fork Truck Safety Conference, Mentor Training has announced plans to officially launch its new, hard-hitting video training module at IMHX.

Unique in that it targets both fork lift truck drivers and the staff working alongside them, Mentor’s 'Safely Working with Lift Trucks' video training module will be publicly aired for the first time on Stand 12W80.

Designed to target both the unaware and existing operators at risk of becoming complacent, Mentor managing director Stuart Taylor explains why influencing attitudes and behaviours across the entire workforce is vital: “Those on foot account for 57% of those injured as a result of forklift truck accidents. They’re most at risk so it’s essential that they’re included as part of a holistic approach to training and site safety.

“With the number of forklift-related accidents on the rise, it’s abundantly clear that much more needs to be done to safeguard pedestrians. The FLTA recommends that the relevant training forms part of an induction – while we are aware that some companies achieve this, it’s clear that many more do not.

“They need to understand the risks long before their first interaction with a lift truck. Employers should make certain they understand and recognise the hazards associated with forklift operations, and know how to respond appropriately to potential danger.”

As well as educating and informing, the new module has been specially developed to engage viewers and challenge the behaviour at the root of unsafe practice. A powerful re-enactment entitled 'Could you live with that?' illustrates – in no uncertain terms – the long-lasting impact of a fork lift truck accident, and the importance of taking personal ownership of safety.

This development draws on the success of Mentor’s ground-breaking Safely Working with Lift Trucks course launched earlier this year. Following the release of the concise but high-impact two-hour training session, the video module aims to deliver the same message as the classroom-based course but via a more flexible e-learning style experience.

'Safely Working with Lift Trucks' is exclusively available from Mentor Training. However, in support of the FLTA’s Safetember forklift awareness campaign (1st to 30th September), Mentor will give away 1,000 free PIN codes to those who request access – allowing them to experience the new video training module for themselves.

To get your PIN today, or to learn more about Mentor’s holistic approach to training, visit www.mentortraining.co.uk or call 01246 555222 - and be sure to visit the team on stand 12W80 at IMHX.

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