One of the main causes of forklift truck accidents is poor supervision. The HSE have investigated this and have stated that poor supervision attributes to hundreds of Forklift accidents every year.
Supervisors should always be present to ensure that the correct safety procedures are carried out and that forklift operators are supervised. In addition all operators should be fully trained before they use a forklift truck.
Poor supervision of forklifts causes accidents that can lead to life changing injuries such as amputations. These are often accidents that could have been avoided if a fully trained supervisor had been present.
Supervisors need to understand and be aware of the hazards associated with the use of forklift trucks to avoid accidents happening. Supervision is needed for accident prevention.
Each year many companies are fined for failing to provide adequate supervision for forklift operatives.
If you have been injured as a result of a poorly supervised forklift you should contact Graham Coffey Forklift Injury Specialists today for a free consultation.
Graham Coffey & Co Cyclist Forklift Injury Solicitors have repeatedly succeeded in securing compensation on behalf of those injured in overloaded forklift accidents.