Safety Week

Forklift Safety Week 2020

The Australian Forklift and Industrial Trucks Association has been presenting Forklift Safety Week since 2011. In light of the COVID-19 restrictions, we  moved this initiative online for this year.

A series of four seminars were presented over two weeks commencing 17 June 2020. The seminar flyer is here.

These seminars are aimed at safety managers, operations managers, team leaders and anyone responsible for the safe operation of forklift and industrial trucks in Australia.

The topics covered are essential knowledge for anyone involved in the use of forklift and industrial trucks.

2020 Forklift Safety Seminar Program

17 June, 11:30 amStandards, Safety and Industrial Trucks

18 June,11:30am Operations and User Safety

24 June, 11:30amLicencing and Competency

25 June, 11:30amAttachments for Efficiency and Safety

The seminars were presented using the Zoom conferencing platform. Each seminar was approximately one hour in duration, consisting of 40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of questions.

The webinars were recorded and are available on line on the Resources page

AFITA Forklift Safety Seminar 2021

The 2021 AFITA Forklift Safety Seminar will be  held in Melbourne in conjunction with #SAFETYSCAPE and the Workplace Health and Safety Show, Convention Centre 18-19 May 2021

Workplace Health and Safety Show 2021
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
18-19 May 2021

AFITA Forklift Safety Seminar

Managing your workplace more safely

Every year forklifts continue to cause workplace deaths and injuries resulting in substantial financial and human costs for workers, industry and the community.

Here at the AFITA we believe that forklift incidents can be prevented, when manufacturers, businesses and workers, all work together to improve forklift safety in the workplace.

That’s why we are proud to present the 2021 annual Forklift Safety Seminar in Melbourne on 18 and 19 May in conjunction with the 2021 Workplace Health and Safety Show.

The seminar  ensures you are kept up to date with the latest forklift safety standards, guidelines, training and technology to help make your workplace as safe as it can be.



The 2021 Seminar

Where: Workplace Health and Safety Show, Convention Centre Melbourne, Interactive Forum site

Part 1:  Date and Time to be advised

Part 2: date and time to be advised

Cost: There is no charge to attend this seminar, however registrations are required as places are limited.

Program details are here

By attending one of these important safety seminars you may just save someone’s life!

So register today and make your workplace safer for everyone.

We will be onsite for both days at the AFITA Association Stand so come and talk to us.

There will be forklifts fitted with different types of safety equipment and specialists in these systems at the AFITA Industry Stand so make sure you catch up with them too.

Further information: Contact the AFITA Secretariat on 02 6290 1505 or email:

“Every year in Australia there are workplace deaths and injuries involving forklifts,” says Steve Takacs, President of the AFITA National Council. These incidents have a huge financial and social impact on workers, families, businesses and the community.

“That’s why it’s important that every business has an individual who is responsible for driving its forklift safety culture.

“If you are the person responsible for forklift safety within your business, we invite you to attend our 2021 Forklift Safety Seminars.

“These seminars ensure you are kept up to date with the latest forklift safety standards, guidelines, training and technology. Alternatively, if forklift safety is the responsibility of another person within your business, it would be greatly appreciated if you could forward this invitation to them.”