Toyota launches forklift truck safety competition

Posted on 24 Sep 2012

With the number of forklift trucks related accidents still high, Toyota has decided to contribute to the promotion of safety this month with a special FLTA National Forklift Safety Week Prize Draw.

Toyota’s safety campaign ‘Taking Care with Toyota’ now includes a chance to win places on Toyota Production System (TPS) training courses.

During FLTA Safety Week, starting today, readers can enter the prize draw to win one of eight available places and the first 100 entrants will be sent the brand new Toyota Forklift Safety Poster and a copy of the recently released Toyota Forklift Safety Guide.

Grant Taylor, quality and safety manager, Toyota Material Handling UK commented: ” Safety is a main concern for Toyota and all of our equipment is developed with safety in mind. As a distributor of materials handling equipment and partner to our customers, we feel that it is important that we help decrease the risk of accidents as much as possible.”

The Toyota Training Academy works with hundreds of forklift operators per year and with people of all standards from novice to trainer. It can adapt courses for those based at one of the Toyota Material Handling UK depots or those to be carried out on a customer site.

Mr Taylor added: “A key area for the campaign Taking Care with Toyota has been the development, production and free distribution of free resources which aim to decrease the risk of accidents across business operation. All of the resources that we have produced this year are available from our website. Our newest resource, the Toyota Forklift Safety Poster, has been specially produced for this week.”

As the newest free resource, the Toyota Forklift Safety Poster has been launched especially for National Forklift Safety Week highlighting 25 simple and useful tips for working safely with forklift trucks.

To enter the safety week competition and take part in the draw for a place on one of the courses visit and tell Toyota what safety risk is highlighted in the picture.