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LOCATION: Cement ARTICLE YEAR 2011
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Hanson UK
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Hanson Cement Packed Products
BEST PRACTICE No: BP768 COMPANY TEL: 01628 774100
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Improving fork-lift driver visibility
ARTICLE
Hanson UK has introduced a number of measures to improve safety for fork-lift truck drivers which include ;

• Specially designed long-drop forks which raise the carriage body significantly improve visibility
• The introduction of led lighting and a florescent flag for improved visibility
• Key pad ignition and disabling seat belt software for continuous driver controls
• A complete review of traffic managements systems with the objective of placing all pedestrians behind physical barriers.

Benefits

• Forklift truck related incidents have fallen
• Raised awareness of forklift truck safety in our workplace
• The new specification could set an industry standard
• A complete rollout across the whole of the division is planned.
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