Access a wealth of safety resources
You don’t walk away from a forklift accident…
When something goes wrong, everyone’s involved. The victim… workmates… you as a manager. When you’re in charge, you’re also accountable. So maybe it’s time to do everything possible to avoid it happening on your site?
The perfect starting point would be to join the Safe User Group. Created by the leading independent authority on the fork truck industry, it offers expert advice in no-nonsense language; practical resources and case histories from companies like yours who have improved safety at low or no cost.
Enjoy all these benefits when you become a Safe User Group Member:
- Exclusive safety resources
- Notification of new fork lift legislation
- A unique step-by-step safety programme
- Framed Certificate of Membership, Code of Practice and Employee Pledge
- Insightful Health & Safety Bulletins, six times a year
- Free expert advice helpline
- Industry magazine
- Special discounts
- Online Members’ Area
- Technical Bulletins and Fact Sheets
- And more…
Click here for a full list of Safe User Group member benefits.
Members of the Safe User Group (SUG) have their own exclusive Members’ Area within this website which opens access to:
- Discounted prices on course bookings
- Discounted prices on catalogue purchases including: safety handbooks, operator booklets, best practice posters, safety decals, information factsheets, etc
- A wealth of archive material
- Downloadable Safe User Group and Accreditation logos
- Exclusive online safety library
Safer Site Pro
Available exclusively to Safe User Group members, Safer Site Pro comprises 26 steps offering advice, guidance, and a series of practical tasks to be completed – and supported by valuable resources and relevant real-life case studies.
The course shows managers and supervisors overseeing fork lift operations how to assess their site’s safety and how to make tried-and-tested improvements – often at little or no cost.
Health & Safety Newsletter
Delivered as an e-newsletter and issued every 2 months, this vital publication contains up-to-the-minute information on best practice and legislation for people operating or working around a fork lift truck. The format is informal to make the information accessible to a broad readership, from managers and supervisors to operators and drivers. We also publish online safety videos that your staff can watch which present important safety issues and topics in a clear and coherent way.
Aimed at operators and managers/supervisors, Technical Bulletins take a detailed look at fork lift regulations, legislation or general issues of common concern, and present them in the form of easily understood guidance and/or explanations.
This annual event aims to increase awareness of safety and delivers a wealth of practical tips, advice and guidance. Safe User Group Members receive a 20% discount to the Safety Convention and may also take part in a range of exclusive workshops and events.
Issued three times a year, UPLIFT is the in-house magazine of the UKMHA and keeps Members fully up-to-date with new developments including new legislation, health and safety guidance and Association news.
Guidance on Legislation
Members will be sent changes in regulation as and when these occur, but are also regularly advised on best practice. Bulletins are published to give guidance on new legislation and fork lift regulations and Association staff are available to answer specific questions or offer general guidance.
If you have a forklift query, the UKMHA’s Expert Helpline is here for you! Free to all Safe User Group Members, the Helpline is available during normal office hours. Providing a wealth of information on a broad range of issues relating to fork trucks, independent expert advice is just a phone call away.
Access to Specialist Publications
The Association offers a range of excellent publications, some of which are unavailable to the public. All publications are available at special Member prices.
Certificate of Membership, Code of Practice and Safety Charter
Each SUG Member receives a formal, framed certificate of membership, a Code of Practice and a Safety Charter to be displayed as an unequivocal statement of your organisation’s commitment to safety in the workplace. The certificate is renewed annually. The Charter is designed to be placed where the workforce can read it.
All SUG Members work to, and abide by, the Safe User Group Code of Practice, which governs the ethical and safety standards expected of all companies whose work involves fork lift trucks. The Code of Practice can be downloaded here.
The Safety Charter is a pledge made by all SUG Member companies that is designed to tackle fork lift safety head on. The Charter lists a number of core principles and procedures that all safety-conscious fork lift companies should aim to adhere to. The Charter was created to improve workplace practices and reduce accidents and incidents, and can be downloaded here.
A listing of Safe User Group Members is provided within the Find a member or service section of the website.
A Voice in the Industry
Government departments, including the Health and Safety Executive, acknowledge the Association as being a representative body for the industry. Membership of the Safe User Group will ensure that you have an opportunity to influence the industry and legislature by passing your comments and concerns to the Association secretariat.
* SUG Membership costs just £3.96 per week. An additional joining fee of £169 is payable in the first year only.
DO I QUALIFY FOR A SAFE USER GROUP MEMBERSHIP?
Q, Is your company an END USER of fork lift trucks or other material handling equipment?
A, If you answered YES to the above question then the UKMHA Safe User Group is the correct category of membership for your company.
The Safe User Group is an interactive resource, that provides a wealth of safety-related guidance, helplines and tools created to support businesses like yours, that are end users of fork lift trucks or other material handling equipment.
Importantly the information is clear, concise and cuts through the jargon, giving you the reassurance that you are up-to-date with current legislation and best practice. You will also benefit from being eligible for generous discounts on our range of merchandise, including a wide range of publications e.g. operator daily check books etc.
Safe User Group member benefits and services are listed here.
Businesses that SUG Membership would suit
The Safe User Group is specifically designed for businesses that are end users of fork lift trucks or other material handling equipment.