Birmingham, United Kingdom, (November 30, 2011) – Trucks Direct UK Ltd, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of quality used forklift trucks for sale and hire, comments on recent findings from the Fork Lift Truck Association during National Fork Lift Safety Week.

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) opened the National Fork Lift Safety Week from 19-25th September this year, and came to a range of conclusions which highlighted widespread misuse of forklift trucks and a lack of health and safety training for forklift truck operators.

The FLTA found that over 1.2 million workers in the UK could be at risk of a serious accident due to inadequate training in working near forklifts, whilst annually, five to 10 Britons are killed by forklifts and approximately 400 are hospitalised with major injuries. Upon researching data from the Office for National Statistics, FLTA also found that one in 12 UK employees regularly work near forklifts, but fewer than half of these receive the minimum recommended training for their job.

“Trucks Direct UK Limited is running in-house and onsite courses at extremely affordable prices to promote safer working environments,” commented Tony Bellerby, Managing Director of Trucks Direct UK Ltd. “Inadequate training practices must be eliminated and eradicated, and we are willing to do whatever we can to ensure this is the case.”

For more information on Trucks Direct UK’s products and services, please visit or call 01675 466 000.

About Trucks Direct UK Ltd:

Centrally-located in the West Midlands, Trucks Direct is one of the country’s largest suppliers of quality used forklift trucks, with many years of trading and thousands of satisfied customers throughout the UK and overseas. The company’s long history and extensive contacts in the industry enable us to offer the highest-quality vehicles at the lowest prices. Trucks Direct’s customers range from small businesses acquiring their first forklift, up to some of the country’s largest plc companies, and they employ qualified engineers to ensure that each vehicle sold is thoroughly checked and delivered with 12 months L.O.L.E.R. certification.


Simon Watkins,

Station House,

14 Station Road,
Coleshill, Birmingham
Zip: B46 1HT
Tel: 01675 466 000