FTMA Australia in conjunction with our Safety Experts at TTIA have developed a Loading/Unloading Policy for members to adopt for their businesses.

This document also includes General Forklift Safety information as well as Safe Work Australia’s Guide for workplace traffic management.

The aim of this procedure is to provide guidance and direction to the requirements for separation of pedestrians and forklifts during the loading and unloading of vehicles.

This procedure is to apply to any person engaged in or supervising the loading or unloading of vehicles within your business and at sites where you have management control.  The application of this procedure will vary between locations however the intent to keep forklift traffic and pedestrians apart must be maintained.

If you do not already have a policy in place, we urge you to visit the FTMA Australia Members Only section of the website and download this policy to incorporate in to your business ensuring that awareness and training of the policy is undertaken for all employees involved in the loading/unloading or forklift operations within the company.

For further information please call Kersten Gentle on 0418 226 242 or email me at kersten@ftma.com.au