On 30 March 2009, WorkSafe Victoria released a suggested traffic management plan for forklift trucks. It basically reiterates the regulators calls over many years of separating pedestrian walkways from traffic areas.
WorkSafe is, justifiably, concerned over this type of workplace machinery and the risks presented by its inappropriate use, as seen by its response to forklift high-jinks recently.
Tomorrow in the Safety In Action Trade Show there will be a forklift driving competition. This will involve
“Obstacle course tests forklift driver hand-eye coordination and skills. Thousands in prize money”
and there will be
“Colour, movement, competition, clumsy forklifts moving with grace and speed”
Let’s hope they move safely.