Warehouse accidents are unfortunately very common and while much has been done to prevent and reduce accidents, warehouses are still one of the most dangerous places in which to work.
It is well know that non-fatal injuries are substantially under reported, with HSE estimates suggesting that under half of these accidents are actually reported. The self-employed report substantially lower.
As a whole the transportation and storage sector recorded a very sobering figure of 39,000 non-fatal injuries to workers in 2016/17, most of which were avoidable.
Workers in close contact with moving vehicles are particularly at risk: "24% of all workplace accidents are caused by fork lift trucks"
The Fork Lift Truck Association also reports that on average somebody is killed every 6 weeks in the UK by a fork lift truck and every week 43 people are badly injured. This includes an average of 11 serious injuries such as amputations and 20 injuries caused by a moving fork lift truck.
It’s not the driver who is injured in a large proportion of these accidents. No matter how experienced or competent the driver appears, human error and an underlying lack of attention are key factors cited in the causes of accidents.
The smallest accidents are likely to have negative consequences that are disproportionate to the event. In more serious accidents, especially where there is an injury involved, the consequences can be unlimited.
For a fraction of the cost of training a new lift truck driver or the single most minor accident, we provide you with reliable information about an individual's personality traits and aptitude.
We have profiled these traits against those shown to be present in the most attentive and safest drivers.
With 70% of job performance shown to come from existing ability traits and only 30% improvement possible from training. Knowing which traits individual members of staff possess supports your decision making in areas such as; hiring, training, personnel development, compensation or suitability for a role.
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Measurement of traits for a specific job role, or across the whole workforce, provide you with a revealing set of benchmarks against which informed people choices can be made and valuable comparisons created.
Profiling and testing also helps communicate the importance being placed on Occupational Health & Safety to all.