The Health and Safety Executive reports that 23% of all accidents and major injuries involve workplace transport. From March 2017 – March 2018 we received 281 claims from incidents involving forklift trucks – this is clearly a significant health and safety area which needs to be addressed.
We're teaming up with VUE to give clients access to new equipment which we believe will decrease the number of claims and make operating and being in close proximity to forklift trucks a lot safer.
This technology has successfully decreased the number of accidents for our haulage clients. We recently tested it with a group of forklift truck clients and are already seeing positive changes in behaviours and a decrease in incidents.
The technology involves placing two cameras on a forklift, one forward facing camera and one driver facing camera placed at the top of the driver cab. The cameras are hooked up to an online system. So, if there’s an incident, video is available immediately. It can then be sent to our Claims team, speeding up the claims process - enabling the claims team to pay appropriate claims more quickly, or use the evidence in claims defensibility. The technology is installed by our third party partner VUE.