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28 Feb 2018

Managing Forklift Trucks

Forklift Trucks are particularly dangerous in the workplace. They are involved in an average of a quarter of all workplace transport accidents in the UK each year. Approximately ten of those accidents are fatal.

Many work-related factors can cause a forklift accident. Grouping them into categories may help to analyse accidents and, eventually, prevent them. Lack of training or improper training of workers who have to operate forklift trucks. Production factors such as speed or stress. Lack of proper tools, attachments and accessories. Improper assignment of forklifts and operators. Poor maintenance of forklifts. Age of forklifts. Ensuring your employees are fully trained and know the importance of a pre-use visual inspection can prevent accidents.

Inspecting Forklifts

Thorough checks of forklift trucks are required under health and safety laws: LOLER 1998 & PUWER 1998. LOLER covers lifting equipment. PUWER deals items such as brakes, steering and tyres.

Requesting that staff complete pre-use inspections of forklifts prior to use is not only a smart and responsible policy to enforce, but is also required by law.

Not only will it provide protection for the company and driver, but it also reinforces strong safety awareness message at management level.

Ensuring forklifts are in good working order.

Offering your employees Good to Go Safety's fully flexible Forklift Inspection System will enable them to complete pre-use inspections as part of a Forklift Truck safety maintenance programme.

The Good to Go System will take your employees through an easy-to-use walkthrough checklist which only takes a short time to confirm and highlight if a forklift is safe to operate or should be quarantined.

Carrying out a daily inspection of your forklift with a Good to Go Safety can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and any unnecessary maintenance costs.


Good to Go Safety are proud to be shortlisted for this year's BSIF Safety Solution Award; these awards recognise major improvements in occupational safety created in 2017.

A set of awards designed to recognise programmes and activities that have enhanced occupational safety in 2017/2018. The awards are based upon submitted case studies of activities which have generated enhancements to occupational safety. These may be based upon a new service, a particular customer’s safety record or a training project that has enhanced or changed the users’ safety culture. Past winners coming from a wide range of industries and services, have been as diverse as enhanced respiratory equipment fit testing, a substantial improvement in productivity plus reduced accidents in a fish farm and a specialist service to help select the most effective glove solution in any working environment. 

Our entry has been backed by ZF TRW in Sunderland who have used our tagging and checklist systems to help towards making their site one of the safest ZF site’s Worldwide, for which they have been awarded their own safety excellence award. 
In deciding which finalists should receive an award the judges will be taking account of the following criteria:

1. Has the product contributed to a genuine and quantifiable reduction in accidents / health incidents within this situation (outlined by the case study)?

2. Has the product significantly reduced total acquisition costs, whilst maintaining or enhancing safety / company performance?

3. Has the product enhanced the health and safety understanding / culture of the users, such that these are now core to working practices?

4. Has the product significantly improved the availability and usability of safety, health or related equipment?

***At least two criteria must be met.

The case study we put forward has seen us shortlisted and we will include a link to the case study once the winners have been announced in April.


The Safety and  Health Excellence Awards, in conjunction with the BSIF, will be held at the magnificent VOX event centre at Resorts World next to the NEC on 11th April 2018.

The night will attract more than 350 guests from the safety, health, fire and security sectors and will include a sumptuous three course meal, table wine, drinks reception, live music, live entertainment and a comedy set from Rory Bremner who will then host the Awards.

This unmissable networking event, brought to you by the organisers of the Health and Safety Event and The Fire Safety Event, takes place during these exhibitions at the NEC, Birmingham from 10th -12th April 2018. To find out more about the exhibitions and to register for free please visit

Wish us luck!
19 Feb 2018

Ladder Inspections

Get to know your ladders and keep your employees safe.

The HSE suggest that a third of all fall-from-height accidents involve a ladder or stepladder. A large amount of these accidents involve a ladder which is in poor condition.

Often a defect in a ladder can go unnoticed or is not remedied because staff don't know what they're looking for or feel that the faults are not serious enough to warrant replacement of the ladder. Because falls from ladders often result in serious injuries, any faults which affect the stability or integrity of a ladder should result in the ladder being taken out of use. Defective ladders should be replaced rather than being repaired.

A ladder should be inspected prior to use to ensure that the ladder is in a safe working condition. These inspection checks should be carried out before starting a task and repeated every time something changes – like the ladder being dropped or moved to a different area (where the footing and location should be carefully considered). If your ladder is dirty, clean it. Damage can be hidden beneath dirt, and the dirt itself can cause the ladder to slip or you to slip from the ladder.

The Good to Go Safety innovative tagging and inspection checklist system ensures essential pre-use ladder inspections are carried out. Helping reduce the risk of any accident, improve ladder safety, reduce maintenance costs and comply with legislation. CLICK HERE to find out more.

7 Feb 2018

Pre-Use Inspection Checklist Posters

The use of the Good to Go Safety tagging and checklist systems can help your company to improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and comply with legislation. Encouraging employees to complete pre-use checks of workplace equipment such as Forklift, Ladder, Scaffolding, Scaffold Tower, Harness, MEWP, Podium Step, Pallet Truck, Racking, Fleet Vehicle - Car & Van, Excavator, Trailer, Tractor and more. Completing such workplace inspection checklists is both prudent and proactive. The visual aspect of the tag helps ensure that inspections are completed in timely fashion and this visual reminder can now be extended with the introduction of our eye catching safety posters.

Employees will have been trained on the safe use and maintenance of equipment such as Forklift, Ladder, Scaffolding, Scaffold Tower, Harness, MEWP, Podium Step, Pallet Truck, Racking, Fleet Vehicle - Car & Van, Excavator, Trailer or Tractors but providing them with a clear visual ‘reminder’ of their required actions can go a long way to ensuring their training remains at the forefront of their mind. To find out more about how our Pre-Use Inspection Posters can further benefit the safety of your organisation please read on below:

1. Location is Key
Your poster should be displayed in a relevant area. For example, our warehouse equipment posters would be best sited at the entrance to the warehouse or by the maintenance area. If the poster is placed in an inappropriate location or is surrounded by other posters and information, the message won’t reach the right people at the right time, or may be overlooked completely.

2. Places, people, places
In addition to being in a relevant area, a poster also needs to be seen and read. In order to be effective a poster should appear in a high-traffic area that will allow people to stop and see it. A canteen or washroom are good examples of areas with a lot of traffic and that allow people the time to take in the poster.

3. Stand-alone
When posters are grouped with a lot of other visual displays or if they are left up for too long they lose their effectiveness. A wall of “clutter” often gets overlooked, and anything that’s seen every day blends into the background. It’s a good idea to change your posters at least once a month to keep the messages fresh and to avoid complacency. As we continue to add more posters to our range you’ll be able to regularly switch the equipment poster of choice. The fact our posters are made from synthetic paper means they can be easily rolled up and stored without risk of damage or tearing like most traditional paper posters.

4. Highlight important safety information
One of the most beneficial and obvious benefits to displaying safety posters is to highlight important safety information. Our posters have been designed to mirror the key component checks to carry out, as found in the Good to Go Safety systems. Providing strong visual posters act as a further reminder to employees to complete their pre-use checks

5. Demonstrate your commitment to safety
While it is important to display safety information for obvious reasons, the benefits extend beyond that. Taking the time and effort to display these posters demonstrates your company’s commitment to safety. Through posting signs and posters, it becomes obvious that safety is an important issue and that you are committed to providing protection to anyone that enters your establishment.

25 Jan 2018

Time to Talk 2018

Time to Talk is a chance for us to be more open about mental health.

It’s easy to think there’s no right place or time to talk about mental health, but the more you talk about it, the better life is. Whether you’ll be at home, at work or even travelling 600mph at 40,000ft, start a conversation, listen and change lives. Similar to workplace equipment (Good to Go Safety's area of expertise), people can be unfit for work too, however identifying issues with friends, family or colleagues is much more difficult that identifying equipment faults.

Being open to mental health doesn’t have to be awkward and being there for someone can make a huge difference to their life. Good to Go Safety supports Time to Change and hopes that the Stigma attached to Mental Health will soon disappear.

No matter what you're doing on the 1st Feb, let's talk, let's change lives.

17 Jan 2018

UK prepares for -7C Blast and 80mph Gales

Severe weather warnings in place as snow and 'life threatening' winds wreak havoc across the United Kingdom

Driving is a dangerous enough working activity (around 20 deaths are reported each week involving vehicles used for work in the UK) without adding snow, ice and extreme wind.

Vision being obscured due to lack of screen wash or faulty wipers can play a major role in an accident. Suddenly even the safest driver can be in a life-or-death situation.

In addition to devastating human loss, car crashes present a significant cost in lost wages, productivity, medical & administrative expenses and property damage.

With bad weather expected across the UK over the next few days we’d like to remind you to ensure that all vehicles are in good working order prior to use

Recent changes in legislation mean that employers failing to carry out their duty of care could lead to criminal prosecutions against them under the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2008 if an employee dies in a work-related road-traffic accident.

Given what’s on the line, asking employees to conduct pre-use checks before using vehicles for work is a smart and responsible policy to enforce. With our easy-to-use walk-through checklist it only takes a short time to ensure that a vehicle is safe to operate. Not only will it provide protection for the company and driver, but it also reinforces a strong safety awareness message at management level.

Ensuring vehicles are in good order shouldn't be ignored. Make sure you and your team are Good to Go

14 Dec 2017

Elf on the Shelf

When it comes to #ElfandSafety you shouldn't leave it up to your #ElfOnTheShelf Good to Go Safety's #ElfOnTheShelf is on a mission to promote workplace safety

The importance of completing pre-use inspections on workplace equipment is paramount to any Health and Safety maintenance regime. Spotting minor defects on equipment such as Forklifts, Ladders, Racking, Pallet Trucks, Excavators, Tractors, Cars, Vans, Cranes, Trailers, MEWPs, Scaffolding, Harnesses and any other equipment used for work can save your company money by reducing repair costs. Equipment defects which are left to fester can become a more costly fault and eventually the defect will fail and potentially cause a fatal accident.

Forklift Inspections #ElfOnTheShelf is asking "Do you know if your forklifts are safe to use?"

Employers have a duty of care to ensure all employees operating or working in the vicinity of forklifts are protected from harm. Ensure your forklift operators are trained in how to identify equipment failures and they understand the importance of completing pre-use visual inspections. Highlight a forklifts current status, complete a comprehensive inspection and remind employees with visual inspection posters all available from Good to Go Safety

Pallet Truck Inspections "Did you know that 1 person is hospitalised every day in the UK due to material handling"

Injury is much more likely to occur to operators of damaged or ineffective MHE (Material Handling Equipment). Personnel utilising MHE such as pallet trucks should ensure that correct procedures are being followed and most importantly, that the equipment is safe to use. Pallet trucks are covered by PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) and as such must be maintained in a good condition and routinely inspected to ensure they are fit for purpose. Pallet Truck Inspections available at Good to Go Safety

Scaffold Tower Inspections "Help to identify any poor maintained Scaffold Towers with Good to Go Safety"

A fall from height is the largest cause of accidental fatality in the workplace. Providing essential safety inspections for employees prior to using a scaffolding tower improves safety and avoids costly accidents. Scaffold Towers should meet the specification of BS EN 1004:2004 and the checks found in the Good to Go Safety Scaffold Tower Inspection Checklist can help identify any inconsistencies and/or defects.

Trailer Inspections #Elfie explains that "Accidents involving trailers are more likely to result in fatal road traffic accident"

A total of 4,173 road traffic accidents involving a car towing a trailer were analysed by The Transport Research Laboratory. The TTRL identified evidence which suggests that accidents involving trailers were more likely to result in a serious or fatal road traffic accident. If used for work then a trailer falls under the usual requirements of PUWER and requires routine checks to ensure it is fit for purpose. Ensure your Trailer is safe with Good to Go Safety.

Fall Arrest Harness Inspections "When was the last time you checked your harness?"

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) stipulates a requirement for periodic inspections of fall protection equipment. A harness can be life saving in the event of a fall so the need to carry out regular inspections is essential. There is a wide range of damage which can occur to a harness through general day to day use and highlighting these can save a employees life. Carry out a pre-use inspection on all harnesses with Good to Go Safety.

Tractor Inspections Elfie says "Farming accounts for 20% of all workplace fatalities"

The most common causes of serious and fatal injuries in the agriculture sector involve farm vehicles and machinery. In order to comply with legislation, you should carry out daily checks to make sure all equipment you are about to use, or allow someone else to use, is safe and working correctly. Tick all the boxes an ensure you're always Good to Go.

Give your employees SAFETY this Christmas - Give them Good to Go

29 Nov 2017

The Ladder Safety Trilogy

Bob and the Faulty Ladder
Bob is like many other warehouse operative. His time is consumed thinking about what he's going to have for tea and what he'll watch on tv that night. He doesn't realise he's risking serious injury when he climbs those rickety ladders, he simply lives in the assumption that "they were fine yesterday, so they'll be fine today".

A fall from a ladder accounts for around 33% of all fall from height accidents in the workplace and so a ladder should be inspected prior to use to ensure it is fit for purpose and does not have any faults or general wear and tear. If Bob had done this, then the events of the above video would not have happened.

Return of the Bob
After his fall from the ladder, Bob returns to the warehouse with a new respect for ladder safety. With this new knowledge, Bob is dedicated to ensuring that no one else in the warehouse is injured due to equipment negligence, but even the best of intentions can fall short without clear protocols in place.

Be like Bob
After Bill's accident, Bob's management introduce a new warehouse safety regime and appoint Bob as the safety manager. Bob introduces us and his warehouse to the new safety regime called Good to Go Safety and goes through the steps to ensure that equipment always remains in good working order so that no one else can ever be injured due to faulty equipment on his watch again.

To improve workplace safety and reduce maintenance costs, place your order today at GOOD TO GO SAFETY

17 Nov 2017

Children in Need 2017

In support of #ChildreninNeed we're donating 10% of all online sales placed today!

What is BBC Children in Need?

They provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. They are local to people in all corners of the United Kingdom and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.

They are currently supporting over two thousand projects across the UK. The projects they fund help children facing a range of disadvantages such as poverty; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.

The grant programmes are open all year round for applications and they give their small grants awards four times a year and main grants three times a year. For more information about Children in Need Click Here.

To improve safety your workplace safety, reduce maintenance costs and help with a worthy cause like Children in Need. Place your order today at GOOD TO GO SAFETY
14 Nov 2017

How Preventive Maintenance Can Save a Business Money

We believe that keeping your business moving is critical.

Any loss in productivity can prove costly, not just financially: The cost of unplanned maintenance includes lost production; higher costs for parts and shipping; as well as time lost responding to emergencies and diagnosing faults while equipment is not working; not to mention the impact on your reputation following delayed deliveries. Unplanned, reactive maintenance has many overhead costs that can be avoided when implementing our equipment maintenance system. That's why forklift maintenance is vital to ensuring you are always Good to Go!

The cost of burying your head in the sand and assuming that your forklift is ok can be extremely high. Thinking reactively and failing to properly plan and schedule work undoubtedly leads to equipment failures which, on average, costs 3 to 5 times more than preventative maintenance.

When maintenance is planned, these costs can be reduced: Equipment can be shut down to coincide with production downtime; Prior to the shutdown, any required parts, supplies and personnel can be gathered to minimise the time taken for a repair. These measures decrease the total cost of the maintenance.

To improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and help you comply with regulations CLICK HERE

Spot potential problems early so you can deal with them before they develop into a costly or fatal accident.
13 Nov 2017

10% discount in support of Tower Safety Week

**Over the past five years, 28% of fatal injury accidents were due to workers falling from height**

Tower Safety Week was established by PASMA to contribute towards the reduction of falls from heights by promoting the use of towers as a safe way to access height when trained and skilled to do so. Good to Go Safety support PASMA's efforts to work towards a safer workplace. We are continually trying to promote workplace best practice by creating innovative ways to highlight the dangers workers face on a daily basis.

To find out how to get involved in this International Tower Safety Week campaign and access vital safety information on towers simply click here. You can also get involved on Twitter using the hashtag #TowerSafetyWeek

Did you know that we offer a Scaffold Tower Safety Poster? Our Scaffold Tower Safety Poster has been designed to visually reinforce the importance of completing pre-use inspections on Scaffold Towers making it the perfect accessory to our Scaffold Tower Inspection Checklist.

Our Scaffold Tower inspection checklists provide essential safety checks for operatives prior to using a scaffolding tower, improving worker safety and avoiding costly accidents. It provides compliance with WAHR, PASMA & HSE legislation and best practice. The Good to Go Safety Status Tag has been designed to sit flush to the cylindrical scaffold tube, attached at the tower's point of entry using cable ties, reducing the risk of snagging and maximising visibility. Scaffold Towers should meet the specification of BS EN 1004:2004 and the checks found in our books can help to identify any non-conforming or poorly maintained scaffold towers

In support of PASMA's efforts to work towards a safer workplace Good to Go Safety are offering a 10% discount on all of our Scaffold Tower Products. Simply place your order online between the 12th and 17th November 2017 and the discount will be automatically applied at the checkout.

To take advantage of our Scaffold Tower discount or find out how our products can help to improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and help you comply with regulations CLICK HERE

Spot potential problems early so you can deal with them before they develop into a costly or fatal accident.
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