"half measures" warning
18 March 2013
You wouldn't wear half a suitâ€¦ but every year thousands of companies get stitched up anyway by accepting half a Thorough Examination of their forklift trucks, according to research from Consolidated Fork Truck Services - the body behind the industry's Thorough Examination standard.
This year's IMHX will see the launch of a major, national campaign warning forklift truck managers of the dangers of so-called "Thorough" Examinations that only cover a truck's lifting parts and promises to use surprise tactics to shock managers out of their complacency.
According to CFTS, many examinations still only test a forklift truck's lifting components, neglecting safetycritical parts like steering and brakes.
It is hoped the eyecatching "half measures" campaign will capture companies' attention, after CFTS research showed that the majority of managers are completely unaware of this widespread threat.