The main event for National Forklift Safety Day 2017 will be held in Washington, D.C., on June 13. But lift truck manufacturers, dealers, and providers of associated products and services around the country will be holding their own events to help customers improve safety in their warehouses and distribution centers. Below are just a few examples; for more information about National Forklift Safety Day programs and events in your area, contact your local forklift dealer.
During the month of June, Briggs Equipment, which represents Hyster and Yale with 30 locations across eight states from Texas to Tennessee, will ask all 1,000 associates to sign a safety pledge honoring their commitment to putting safety first. Every Monday, Briggs will post safety messages for customers on its Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts. The company is also hosting a fork safety promotion during this time. The distributor's service technicians will place a special focus on inspecting forks, alerting customers to the dangers of misaligned forks and encouraging customers to replace them.
For the fourth consecutive year, Clark Material Handling Co. will host a communitywide forklift safety awareness event at its Lexington, Ky., campus (700 Enterprise Dr.) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in support of National Forklift Safety Day. The event will begin at 11: 30 a.m. and is open to the public. The program will include an open house, including plant tours; a visit by Officer Don and his helicopter; a "Live with Lee Cruse" remote broadcast; a "lift truck rodeo" competition and safety demonstrations; a display of aftermarket safety products; live radio coverage by 98.1 FM WBUL; and a free lunch prepared by Smokin' Jax Grill with door prizes. Clark is also hosting a "train the trainer" safety class at its North American headquarters during the week of June 12-16. The company is donating this class to 15 area businesses.
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) will host its fourth annual National Forklift Safety Day employee event on Tuesday, June 13, at its Houston, Texas, headquarters facility. MCFA manufactures and distributes Mitsubishi, Cat, and Jungheinrich material handling equipment throughout the Americas.
To support National Forklift Safety Day, Raymond Handling Concepts and Toyota-Lift of Los Angeles will be sharing infographic-style safety tips and guidelines with its customers. Raymond Handling Concepts' 2017 Steps to Safety on the Move" guidelines can be found here; click here for Toyota-Lift of Los Angeles' "Forklift Safety for a Better Tomorrow" guidelines.
UniCarriers Americas will offer free operator training and recertification courses on June 13 through its factory stores, Hartland, Wis.-based Capital Equipment and Handling and Woburn, Mass.-based New England Industrial Truck. UCA will also offer special pricing on safety equipment, including pedestrian spotlights, back-up alarms, fire extinguishers, and more, throughout the month of June. For more information about National Forklift Safety Day and these events, visit unicarriersamericas.com/About-Us/NFSD.
Sister companies Wisconsin Lift Truck and Illinois Material Handling, both Wolter Group dealers, are offering classes on June 13 to celebrate National Forklift Safety Day. A free half-day forklift awareness class, focusing on tips and tricks for forklift safety and pedestrian interaction, will be hosted at Wisconsin Lift Truck's Brookfield, Wis., location from 8: 00 to 10: 30 am. Discounted forklift operating training classes will be available at both Wisconsin Lift Truck's Brookfield location and Illinois Material Handling's Bolingbrook, Ill., location. To reserve your spot(s) for either class, call 800-236-2379 x3083 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In support of the Industrial Truck Association's National Forklift Safety Day on June 13, Crown Equipment is challenging anyone directly or indirectly related to forklift operation to embrace a role in promoting a safety-based culture. As part of its "Safety: It's Up To You" campaign, Crown is distributing safety posters throughout its locations and to customers. Also, the company will be using social media channels to share a short, interactive forklift safety quiz to test knowledge and reinforce key principles.