Gavin Wickham, Operations Manager at Briggs Equipment is concerned with making this every employees action plan. Wickham’s ‘Be Safe’ campaign emphasises that PPE be a compulsary part of the warehouse workers uniform, sympathising that ‘it only takes a minute to put on a peice of PPE’. The scheme also encourages workers to feel they can approach thier managers regarding safety issues such as repairs they feel are necessary, or techniques which could be improved.
Briggs Equipment, sponsor the FLTA Safety Conference, is the leading independent materials handling supplier in the UK. Managing a 600+ strong team of engineers nationwide, safety is paramount, Wickham believes;’our employees are among the best in the industry’.
The HSE report that over 1,100 accidents potentially occuring annually are caused by Forklifts, despite employers providing in-house training and requiring licences from new employees (alongside refresher certificates).