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The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

Updates to Health & Safety Legislation from 2018

ppe I decided to add this section to the website because many items of news relating to health and safety do not directly affect forklift trucks and forklift training but nevertheless are important to people or are closely related to the subject.

It would be impossible to keep up with all legislation changes and proposals on this website so I have been selective, choosing only those things that affect materials handling in general along with any related items.

For health and safety information that affects specifically forklift trucks and forklift training please check out the news items pages or the legislation pages.

February 1st 2019. The Safety and Health Excellence Awards are now open for entries and it's completely FREE to enter. Read More and Enter

January 24th 2019. This revised edition of one of HSE's most popular guides is mainly for leaders, owners and line managers. Read More and Download free copy.

November 19th 2018. A rounded back is just as efficient as keeping a straight posture and bent knees when doing heavy lifting, a new study reveals. Read More

November 7th 2018. HSE annual accident statistics 2017 to 2018. HSE statistics show that each year, over a million workers are injured or made ill by their work in Great Britain. Read more and download report.

July 5th 2018. The Health and Safety Executive has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18. Read More

June 11th 2018. Following an extensive period of research, HSE has revised and updated INDG383 Manual handling assessment charts, (the MAC tool), to reflect the latest scientific knowledge and it's experience of how the tool is used in the workplace. Read More

May 21st 2018. Just in time for the summer the Health and Safety Executive have released the following information on skin exposure to the sun on outdoor workers which of course, affect many foeklift truck operators. Read More

April 25th 2018. The health and safety Executive have issued a leaflet for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law. Download here.

March 7th 2018. The Health and Safety Executive are reminding everyone concerned that a RIDDOR report must be submitted for certain types of workplace accidents Read More

Older Updates | Updates to end 2017

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