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Suppliers of forklifts - risk of carbon monoxide poisoning fact sheet

This fact sheet is for ‘persons conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBUs) that hire or sell (supply) forklifts. Suppliers have a duty to provide customers with relevant health and safety information.

The exhaust fumes from liquid petroleum gas (LPG), petrol and diesel engine forklifts contain the poisonous gas, carbon monoxide. This gas can rapidly build up in indoor areas and people can quickly become unconscious. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause permanent brain and heart damage and in serious cases death.

If you hire or sell fuel-powered forklifts for use at work, you have a duty to ensure that your customer has the information they need to choose the right forklift for their workplace.

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Last updated 8 September 2016

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On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.