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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.
November 29th 2019. The FLTA is calling on young artists from across the UK to show them who can produce the best picture of a festive forklift. There's a special prize for the best one! Read More
November 8th 2019. Following an extensive period of consultation, IMHX – the International Materials Handling Exhibition – will increase its frequency to every two years. Read More
November 5th 2019. Forklifts present a significant danger in the warehouse and logistics setting. That's why Handling & Storage solutions has scheduled a round table to provide answers. Read More
October 17th 2019. This really useful article, a practical guide to dealing with health and safety incidents at work, was written by Sally Hancock, Partner at law firm BLM. Read More
October 20th 2019. RTITB's new offering, eTruck UK is designed to increase training effectiveness while reducing training time by as much as two days per course. Read More
October 9th 2019. Mentor FLT Training has released it's 'Forklift Safety Insights', a new report on ways to improve site safety after its recent survey revealed the troubling realties of forklift operations today. Read More
October 7th 2019. BITA and FLTA are exploring the possibility of a merger. Both organisations will consult members on the proposal. Read More
October 3rd 2019. There is still time to buy tickets for the National Forklift Safety Convention 2019 on Wednesday 30th October at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, Coventry. Read More and Book
September 22nd 2019. RTITB, will launch its revolutionised Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) training accreditation services at this year's IMHX event in Birmingham. Read More
August 29th 2019. The 2019 International Materials Handling Exhibition takes place on 24th - 27th September 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham. Get your free badge here. Read More
August 23rd 2019. Calor have been associated with forklift trucks for what seems like forever. Moving with the times, Calor now supply Bio LPG fuel for forklifts. Read More
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