New forklift safety standard

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Safety issues under a new standard for the forklift industry will be examined during this year’s National Forklift Safety Week, the Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) has announced.

New forklift safety standard
The forklift safety week this year in June will focus on changed requirements for operation of forklift trucks.

AITA President Steve Stewart says the forklift safety week, June 3-7, will focus on changed requirements for operation of forklift trucks.

"The AITA is particularly pleased to be conducting the 2013 National Forklift Safety Week in light of the changes in the recently released new standard which will have a significant impact on the safety of all employees working with, or around, lift trucks every day," Stewarts says in a statement.

The safety week will feature a seminar covering training implications, traffic management, safety responsibility, WHS harmonisation, and other legal issues.

According to the AITA, the standard - AS2359.2-2013 - will:

  • Change requirements and guidance for site traffic management plans
  • Give more definitive requirements and guidance for qualifications, training, and authorisation of operators

The seminar will be held June 4 in Sydney.

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