Safety Week

AFITA Forklift Safety Week 2021

Due to the Postponement of the Sydney WHS Show until September  2022 the 2021 AFITA Forklift Safety Week Seminars were held on line.

Three webinars were presented with the first webinar on 21 September 2021

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.

The seminars were presented using the Zoom conferencing platform. Each seminar was approximately one hour in duration, consisting of 40-45 minutes of presentation and 15-20 minutes of questions.

Edited videos of the webinars are linked  below

2021 Safety Webinar Program




21 September


Forklift Safety in Practice Craig Williams, Clark Equipment & Mark Barwick, Cascade Australia
23 September


Workplace Safety Inspections – What do they look for? Mike Croxford, Crown Equipment; Todd Brennan, Forkpro Australia & Joseph Simurina, SafeWork NSW
28 September


Lead Acid or Lithium? Power Source Choices  Mike Croxford, Crown Equipment;
Henry Larsen, Crown Equipment


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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.”