McCain Foods (GB) Ltd rolled out Virtual Risk Manager – Fork Lift Truck (VRM-FLT) and a number of other safety initiative. The aim was to use VRM-FLT for the risk assessment, monitoring and improvement of their existing operators. The program has proved successful in several ways, with at risk operators being identified and given refresher training aimed at the areas of concern.

This case study will explain why McCain embarked on the project. It will consider the attitude of managers and operators and provide details of how the project was conducted. The results will be shared with delegates to provide an indication of the improvements that were achieved. For example, although other factors may be involved, the last year has seen a reduction in fork lift truck damage of 7.5%.

The commitment shown to safety by McCain was recognised at the FLTA Awards 2012. They were presented with the coveted Safe Site Award.

Other cases, such as Nestlé, may also be drawn upon.

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