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This section contains news items related to forklift training and health and safety matters. The latest items added can be found on this page and there are links to archived news items on the left. Latest entries are at the top of the page.


August 19th 2019. With October now confirmed as this year's National Forklift Safety Month, employers are being urged to drive down what industry leaders describe as the 'stubbornly high levels of accidents and injuries' Read More

August 12th 2019. The number of serious injuries involving forklift trucks has soared by almost a third in the last year, according to one expert in the field. Read More

August 6th 2019. It's time to book your Forklift Operator Challenge slot at IMHX 2019! Read More and enter here

July 31st 2019. The Fork Lift Truck Association, (FLTA), have announced details of their safe site awards for excellence, 2020. Read more and enter here

July 30th 2019. Following on from National Forklift Safety Day on 11th June, BITA's secretary general James Clark talks about forklift accidents, and in particular those that may have involved a lack of driver restraint. Read More

July 15th 2019. October is the FLTA's annual, month-long fork lift truck safety campaign created to focus on the appallingly high number of forklift-related accidents and injuries. Read More

June 27th 2019. The theme has been announced for the National Forklift safety Convention. I t will focus on Forklift safety. It's no accident. Managing behaviours to transform on-site operations. Read More

June 10th 2019. June 11th is National Forklift Safety Day in America and that's a good excuse to remind ourselves of the huge cost in lives and money that are caused by forklift truck accidents in the UK. Read More

May 25th 2019. The winners of the Forklift Operator of the Year awards will be announced at the Talent in Logistics Awards on 27th June. Here are the finalists. Read more.

May 8th 2019. The 2019 International Materials Handling Exhibition takes place on 24th - 27th September 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham. Read More and Register here

May 1st 2019. Stuart Taylor, Managing Director of Mentor FLT training explains how conversion training for forklift operators can offer significant savings for employers. Read More.

April 8th 2019. As part of a commitment to raise standards and improve the safe operation of materials handling equipment, the British Industrial Truck Association, BITA, is championing the UK introduction of National Forklift Safety Day. Read More

March 28th 2019. Talent in Logistics – working in partnership with UniCarriers UK – will use the IMHX exhibition to host their first ever live Forklift Operator Challenge. Read More

March 20th 2019. AITT reveals the key certificate features employers must examine when verifying forklift operator qualifications. Read More

February 28th 2019. Peter Harvey MBE has left his role as Chief Executive of the Fork Lift Truck Association and the new appointee to the role is Tim Waples. Read More

February 6th 2019. The British Industrial Truck Association has published a Guidance Note for all users and potential users of lithium-ion traction batteries. Read More

January 23rd 2019. Entries for the 2019 forklift operator of the year competition are now open. Read More and Enter here.

January 17th 2019. RTITB warns that frequent workplace accidents, injuries, and fatalities take place because employers don't check agency staff's qualifications and training when working in lift truck operations. Read More

January 7th 2019. Emission standards for diesel and LP Gas forklift trucks are about to get a lot stricter due to EU stage V regulations. Read More

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