Every day should be forklift safety dayPosted on Jun 07, 2021
To mark National Forklift Safety Day on 8 June 2021, Donghua Limited is promoting forklift safety and encouraging users to ensure they have good safety standards, including checking the wear of Chain.
Fork lift truck safety is important to Donghua who are members of the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) which has merged with the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) to become the UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA).
Accredited ‘Thorough Examinations’ for forklift trucks is a bit like a car MOT and is mandatory under Health & Safety law. The examination is often undertaken annually (as a minimum), and is a check of mechanical parts to ensure they are working safely. They can only be undertaken by a trained examiner.
The importance of undertaking Thorough Examinations cannot be underestimated and play a key role in reducing the number of accidents and injuries caused by using faulty equipment.
Bob Wellsbury, managing director, says: “During the last year some companies may not have used their forklift trucks at all or as frequently as before, so as we get back to normal, it’s even more important that these machines are checked to ensure they remain safe for users.”
Donghua manufactures a range of Leaf Chain and have been supplying chain directly in the UK since 2009. Our range is the most comprehensive of any Leaf Chain manufacturer and has been developed with material handling equipment manufacturers.
Complete with certificate of conformity, full traceability, ISO9001 accredited and compliant with HSE regulations, Donghua’s Leaf Chains are tried and tested for all leading forklift brands in use across the UK.