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13 June 2022 Posted by 


SAFEWORK NSW has started a Forklift Safety Blitz until the end of July.
Following recent tragic fatalities, 30 SafeWork NSW safety inspectors will proactively visit workplaces across the State to conduct forklift compliance safety checks and provide educational material.
NSW Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said that safety was one of her key priorities and that is why SafeWork is stepping up their compliance and education efforts.
“From today until the end of July, SafeWork NSW inspectors will visit upwards of 600 workplaces to conduct compliance safety checks and provide the necessary support,” Ms Petinos said.
“Our message today is clear – think about safety before you operate a forklift, check the area is clear of pedestrians, the load is secure and you have enough room to use the forklift safely.
“Inspectors will also be issuing fines for safety breaches if businesses and drivers are caught doing the wrong thing but will also be building strong working relationships to embed a culture of forklift safety.”
The Forklift Safety Project has been running since June 2021 with efforts stepped up since March this year.
For further information on forklift safety, including a fact sheet, visit: www.safework.nsw.gov.au/hazards-a-z/forklifts


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