Lisa Ramos, who lost her leg in a fork lift accident, will open this year’s Fork Lift Truck Association’s National Fork Truck Safety Conference, informing delegates of the severe, life-changing consequences of forklift accidents – for both victims and their families.
In 2006, Lisa was an administrator working for a logistics firm. While crossing the warehouse one day, she was reversed into by a 2.5 tonne forklift. Her left leg was crushed and, tragically, required amputation above the knee.
Announcing the news, Association Chief Executive Peter Harvey said: “We so often talk about shocking facts and figures, but to hear a first-hand account of the long-term pain and suffering a single forklift accident can cause… that really puts the importance of forklift safety – and the value of the knowledge imparted at this event – into perspective.”
Now firmly established as the most authoritative event of its kind in the materials handling calendar, the award-winning conference welcomes hundreds of managers from companies of all sizes and across all sectors. Delegates enjoy a highly-informative and engaging programme, which includes talks by industry professionals and guest speakers.
Crucially, the event features presentations by companies who have demonstrably improved safety on their sites. Each will describe the problems they faced and the real-world solutions they implemented, often in situations where both operating space and budgets were extremely tight.
Feedback consistently shows that these talks – and the ensuing Q & A session – are the delegates’ favourites.
Harvey continues: “Lisa is a valued addition to a superb Safety Conference line-up. This year’s event really is one not to be missed!”
The FLTA Safety Conference takes place on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, near Coventry.