Blogger Nick Welch

Nick Welch
Nick Welch is Senior Technical Development Executive for RTITB, the largest forklift training accrediting body in the UK and Ireland, recognised by the HSE, HSA and HSENI.

This blogger has posted the following blog articles:

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Safety First - 25 Jun 2020 (#980)
3 minute read
10 ways to minimise forklift training risk during the COVID-19 outbreak In light of the coronavirus outbreak, Nick Welch has received lots of questions about whether to continue forklift training and whether it's possible to safely deliver materials handling equipment (MHE) training.
Safety First - 24 Jan 2019 (#907)
3 minute read
Training new operators Did you know that workers are more likely to have an accident in their first six months on the job than at any other time in their working life? Nick Welch highlights how training can ensure workers' safety and avoid unnecessary injuries.
Safety First - 14 Jun 2018 (#876)
3 minute read
7 things you should know about reach truck training Nick Welch looks at the training reach truck operators need for safe and compliant operation.
Safety First - 24 May 2018 (#873)
4 minute read
Are your training records up to standard? It's vital that records of forklift operator training are held by all employers, because it is proof that training - not just testing - took place, according to Nick Welch.
Safety First - 2 Nov 2017 (#845)
3 minute read
Top tips for safe forklift mounting and dismounting Many musculoskeletal and other injuries occur when operators are getting on and off forklift trucks. Although mounting and dismounting techniques may vary, depending on the particular truck, the following steps should be considered to reduce the risk of incident or injury, according to Nick Welch.
Safety First - 30 Mar 2017 (#814)
4 minute read
8 top tips to efficient cold store forklift operations Special environments require unique approaches, according to Nick Welch.
Safety First - 28 Jul 2016 (#780)
3 minute read
How to choose the right forklift training Nick Welch offers some advice on selecting appropriate training.
Safety First - 7 Apr 2016 (#764)
3 minute read
Slow and steady always wins the race Materials handling is not a sprint, if you want to do it safely, according to Nick Welch.
Safety First - 16 Apr 2015 (#714)
4 minute read
Are your forklift operators fully trained? Nick Welch warns that Basic Operator Training is just the start of operator preparation.
Safety First - 5 Feb 2015 (#704)
2 minute read
Supervisors are responsible for forklift operations As awareness of the risks of forklift operation rises, Nick Welch argues that the buck stops with supervisors.
Safety First - 2 Oct 2014 (#687)
4 minute read
Reducing complacency in the workplace When accidents involving forklifts occur, often the first question is "what did the operator do/not do?" It's inevitable. But Nick Welch suggests we look at the bigger picture.
Safety First - 10 Jul 2014 (#675)
3 minute read
Making the Case for Conversion Training Qualifications on one machine do not guarantee competence on other equipment, warns Nick Welch.
Safety First - 24 Oct 2013 (#639)
3 minute read
Modernising ACoP L117 The UK's comprehensive safety guidelines continue to evolve, and Nick Welch advises employers and operators to stay on top of the changes.
Safety First - 6 Jun 2013 (#619)
4 minute read
Monitoring and managing risk Besides complying with regulations, monitoring and managing safety make business senses, according to Nick Welch.
Safety First - 14 Feb 2013 (#603)
5 minute read
Training can reduce risk Forklifts are ubiquitous in industry, moving goods and materials in every sector. Unfortunately, as Nick Welch explains, they are involved in about a quarter of all workplace transport accidents.

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