BITA Safety Booklets

Operators GuideThe BITA safety booklets represent a distillation of over 50 years’ wisdom in the safe and efficient operation of industrial trucks. All titles are available to order in the BITA Store, or direct from BITA by telephone.

Progressive discounts are available for bulk orders. BITA members receive an automatic 20% discount on all Safety Booklet orders.

Operator’s Safety Code for Powered Industrial Trucks (the Green Book)

Operators Guide for Powered trucksThe Green Book traces its lineage back to the BITA Safety Code for Powered Industrial Trucks, first published in 1954. This was fully revised in 1970 to become the Operator’s Safety Code for Powered Industrial Trucks, and since that time has enjoyed continued updates to reflect evolution in products, applications and legislation. It now includes guidance on the rules applying to forklift trucks used on public roads.

Latest revision: 23rd Edition May 2008
2 to 19 Copies – £6.50
20 to 49 Copies – £6.00
50 to 99 Copies – £5.30
100 Copies or more – £5.00
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 Operators Guide - For rough terrain trucksOperator’s Safety Code for Rough Terrain Lift Trucks (the Red Book)

The Red Book was introduced in 1985 to recognise the special safety requirements of a new and fast-growing market for rough terrain lift trucks.

 

Latest revision: 10th Edition November 2004
2 to 19 Copies – £6.50
20 to 49 Copies – £6.00
50 to 99 Copies – £5.30
100 Copies or more – £5.00
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 Operators Guide - Do's and Don'tsDos and Don’ts for Users of Industrial and Rough Terrain Lift Trucks (the Blue Book)

The European Machinery Directive (89/655/EEC) and subsequent amending directives, specified the need to specify details of all aspects of operation that must be done, and those which must not be done. Responding to this legislation, BITA created the Blue Book, its third publication, in 1991. The Blue Book is now in its eleventh printing, and revisions will continue in line with the current Machinery Directive (98/37/EC), and the revised Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) that comes into effect in 2009.

Latest revision: 14th Edition February 2008
2 to 19 Copies – £6.50
20 to 49 Copies – £6.00
50 to 99 Copies – £5.30
100 to 249 Copies – £5.00
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 Stability AwarenessStability Awareness for Powered Industrial Rough Terrain Lift Trucks (the Yellow Book)

This is the fourth BITA safety guide, which débuted in 1990. It answers a general demand for information on truck stability, and concentrates on the most common causes of tip-over, and how they can be avoided.

Latest revision: 5th Edition January 2003
2 Copies (minimum order = £ 10.00)
3 to 19 Copies – £4.00
20 to 49 Copies – £3.00
50 to 99 Copies – £2.80
100 Copies or more – £2.50
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