New Role as Safety Ambassador

New Role as Safety Ambassador for the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA)

In 2015 I was invited by the Fork Lift Truck Association to be the guest speaker at its annual National Safety Conference. That day was a real eye opener.

Fork lift trucks are an integral part of the British daily work life & might appear innocuous however every year more than 1000 people in the UK are seriously injured, or worse, in accidents. That’s four people each working day who suddenly find themselves facing life-changing injuries: from complex fractures and dislocations to deglovings and amputations.

Since discovering the sheer enormity of the issue and the need for greater awareness of fork lift truck safety, I have been increasing my involvement with the FLTA.

Most recently, I was invited by the FLTA to serve as one of its Safety Ambassadors. In this new role, I aim to use any publicity I can generate to spread the FLTA’s important safety message even further.


A positive safety initiative, the FLTA’s annual month-long fork lift truck safety campaign runs throughout September.

‘Having spoken at the National Fork Lift Safety Conference and visited some of our members, Chris understands the dangerous nature of FLTs and the 1000 life changing injuries per year caused by them. Safetember provides safety resources to members of the Association and the public to get the message out there and make a difference to safety in the workplace’ – Peter Harvey, Chief Executive FLTA

For more information: Fork Lift Truck Association ; Fork Lift Safety

Twitter: FLTA