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The FLTA National Safety Conference 2012 is sponsored by Toyota Material Handling UK

FLTA National Fork Lift Truck Safety Conference 2012 26th September 2012 Warwick University - Ramphal Building

FLTA National

Fork Lift Truck Safety Conference 2012 Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems If you are responsible for fork lift truck safety, then this is the Conference for you. The 2012 Conference will concentrate on providing practical solutions to everyday problems – helping all users of fork lift trucks to operate more safely. Anyone who is responsible for the safe operation of fork lift trucks should attend: • • • • •

Operations Directors and Managers Health and Safety Director, Managers and Officers Site and Production Managers Training Managers Fork Lift Truck Suppliers, Dealers and Trainers

Safety Products Each year the FLTA encourages safety as a key category in its Awards for Excellence. As usual, the Conference will headline the products nominated for the FLTA Safety Award. The companies involved for the 2012 Award have all worked to improve safety, but in different and sometimes intriguing ways. Products described, which all provide practical solutions to everyday problems, will include the following:

Avonwood Developments Ltd. • Zone Safe Proximity Warning System – A truck/pedestrian warning system that offers more, with uniquely identifiable tags and specialist software.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Toyota Material Handling UK, tickets are priced at just:

JCB Industrial

FLTA Members: £85 + VAT, Non-Members: £115 + VAT

• JCB Changezee – The operator can change from forks to bucket, on his own, from within the cab.

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd

HSE: Current Issues The HSE will start off the Conference with an overview of current statistics. By looking at the trends, they can identify the issues causing the greatest concern on a national level. During this session, Andrew Wetters, Team Leader Workplace Transport (Policy), will explore the trends and discuss what measures may be used to reduce incidents and minimise injuries. A key issue for HSE during 2012 has been their investigation into fork lift truck training. This has resulted in changes to the system of Accrediting Bodies (AB), and even some of the ABs themselves. Andrew will explain what is going on and what can be expected in the months ahead. Training is something that affects every user of a fork lift truck. By attending this Conference you will learn about proposed changes and how they may impact on your business. The HSE has been asked to provide an update on the important work of reissuing L117 (Rideroperated lift trucks – Operator Training) combined with HSG6 (Safety in Working with Lift Trucks).

• Linde Blue Spot – Shines a light to warn pedestrians or other trucks.

RAVAS Europe BV • MFORKS – Identify in the cab whether the load, in its current position, can be lifted safely.

Toyota Material Handling UK Ltd • BT Reflex Shocks – Impacts above a given threshold are recorded and the truck is limited to creep speed until the system is reset.

Training Lech Kluk, Technical Director of the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT), will expand on how the role of all Accrediting Bodies will change and what can be expected from them in the future. He will explain how this will affect the users of fork lift trucks.

Loading and unloading areas Loading and unloading areas remain at the top of the list of the most hazardous workplaces. It is here that fork lift trucks interface with lorries, vans, other work equipment and, of course, people. The risks are high and solutions sometimes ignored. The European Federation of Materials Handling (FEM) has recently produced a document FEM 11.003 – Guidance on Safety On/Around A Vehicle Loading Area. This looks at the hazards associated with these operations and gives advice on reducing the risks. Mark James, Quality and Safety Manager at Thorworld Industries Ltd, will explore the document and show how safety in loading and unloading areas can be improved.

Case Study – Operator Risk Assessment McCain Foods (GB) Ltd undertook a trial with Virtual Risk Manager – Fork Lift Truck (VRM-FLT). The aim was to use this for the risk assessment, monitoring and improvement of their existing operators. A trial with more than 65 operators has proved successful. At risk operators have been identified and given refresher training aimed at the areas of concern. This case study will explain why McCain embarked on the trial. It will consider the attitude of managers and operators and provide details of how the trial was conducted. The results will be shared with delegates to 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. They were presented with the coveted Safe Site Award.

A related subject that often causes concern is that of taking fork lift trucks into containers and the backs of lorries. Within this session, Mark will explore this important area.

Speeding Dealing with speeding fork lift trucks can be a difficult problem for some companies. There is no doubt that excessive speed can be a significant contributing factor in many accidents. Excessive speed will destabilise a fork lift truck. Marc Littlewood of Roadside Technologies will explain how his company can help to overcome these problems. For example, a display barrow, which is available for hire, will provide instant information to operators. Importantly, it can collect data, providing management with the information they need to take remedial action. Come to the Conference and see how it works for yourself.

Find out more For further information about the Conference – including online booking – please visit Alternatively email or call the FLTA office on 01256 381441.

Where & when…




The Conference will be held in the Ramphal Building at Warwick University on Wednesday 26th September 2012. The Conference will start promptly at 10.00 am and close by 4.30 pm.

Booking Form Please note that names may be changed by telephone or fax up to a few days before the Conference.


FLTA Members’ tickets


Non-Members’ tickets

All FLTA Members are entitled to the special discounted rate of just £85 per person (+VAT)

The non-member price is £115 per person (+VAT)










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Cheques made payable to ‘The Fork Lift Truck Association’. A receipted invoice will be provided on receipt of your cheque.

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E-mail: The FLTA Safety Conference 2012 is sponsored by Toyota Material Handling UK

Please copy and post the completed booking form, with your cheque, to:

Fork Lift Truck Association Manor Farm Buildings, Lasham, Alton, Hampshire GU34 5SL Tel: 01256 381441 For additional forms or to book online please visit:

FLTA Safety Conference Brochure 2012  
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Details of the 2012 Fork Truck Safety Conference