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News items relating to forklift trucks and training

forklift newsThis 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.

October 18th 2017. Here is a useful article about forklift safety by RTITB concerning operator's mounting and dismounting forklift trucks and precautions to take whilst operating forklifts. More

October 4th 2017. Here is a very useful free chart describing useful safety signals for banksmen to use when directing forklift operators during "blind" oprations, More

October 3rd 2017. Hdrogen fuel cells are being used more on forklift trucks. Here is more information with a description of how they work included. More

September 12th 2017. Nick Welch from RTITB Limited has written this really useful article relating to extra training required when changing a forklift's motive power. More

September 8th 2017. The Fork Lift Truck Association are promoting their annual Safetember campaign. The following is an article by the FLTA. Their theme is "You don't walk away from a forklift accident". More

September 4th 2017. To raise awareness of the importance of pre-use inspections in lift truck operations, RTITB, the leading workplace transport training accrediting body, will be speaking at the FLTA National Fork Lift Safety Conference in September 2017. More

August 19th 2017. From September 1st 2017 the forklift operator test is subject to considerable changes. The Accrediting Bodies Association have issued a revised test which has been optional since the beginning of 2017. It becomes mandatory for all accredited training companies and instructors to use this test from September 1st onwards. More

August 17th 2017. At this year’s National Fork Truck Safety Conference the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) will put those who have championed fork lift truck safety into the spotlight. Its chief executive, Peter Harvey MBE, explains why. More

August 1st 2017. Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB, has been announced as a speaker at the FLTA Safety Conference on 20th September, held at the Heart of England Events and Conference Centre. More

July 31st 2017. The results for the RTITB international forklift operator of the year have been announced. Conducted at the Telford International Centre at the Talent in logistics awards. More

July 23rd 2017. The forklift truck association, (FLTA), are looking for their forklift safety champion of 2017. Does your company have a special individual who leads the way in improving site safety? More

July 14th 2017. Forklift truck carrying a hard disk drive! (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored a whopping 5 MB of data! It cost $35,000. More

July 7th 2017. To raise awareness of the importance of pre-use inspections in lift truck operations, Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB, will be speaking at the FLTA National Fork Lift Safety Conference in September 2017. More

May 15th 2017. Here is another useful article by Laura Nelson, managing director of RTITB, the UK's preferred workplace transport training accrediting body in which she clears up the confusion on the legal requirements when it comes to pallet and stacker truck training. More

May 4th 2017. If you oversee forklift truck operations, you'll be familiar with the term ‘Thorough Examination’, but what does it actually mean? With recent changes in legislation, it's important to understand why it's required and, more importantly, what it means in practice. More

April 11th 2017. Laura Nelson, (boss of RTITB Ltd), has written a really useful article of the training ramifications when a forklift truck is changed for a different type. More

April 4th 2017. RTITB forklift operator of the year competition grand finals set for 22nd June 2017. More

March 7th 2017. The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) have published a free booklet to complement their safety4most campaign. Protect your workers, and yourself, with their four-step guide. More

March 1st 2017. The new test for forklift operators has been released. It's use will be mandatory from September 1st 2017. You can download full details here.

Feb 8th 2017. Following on from the International Material Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2016 which took place in September, RTITB takes a look back at their International Operator of the Year 2016 heats final. More

Feb 2nd 2017. A quarter of all workplace accidents involve a lift truck, according to HSE. By not taking the proper precautions, you can put workers at risk and cost employers hundreds of thousands of pounds. More

Jan 18th 2017. The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced that the Philip White of the Health & Safety Executive will deliver the keynote address at the National Fork Lift Safety Conference 2017 in September. More

Jan 9th 2017. FLTA announces guest speaker and dates for 2017 forklift safety conference. More

Dec 22nd 2016. Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced that it will start cooperation with SSAB in Sweden to develop a hydrogen-powered medium-range forklift truck. More

Dec 14th 2016. The latest meeting of the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) was held on Thursday 17th November at AITT. The release date for the new forklift test in January 30th 2017. More

Dec 7th 2016. A new standardised list of workplace transport equipment categories has been released to aid employers and recruiters in identifying operator qualifications, regardless of issuing body. More

Dec 1st 2016. For the first time ever, female forklift operators have qualified for the Grand Finals of the RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year competition, alongside the youngest competitor yet. More

Oct 12th 2016. Twelve finalists announced for the RTITB forklift operator of the year competition. More

Oct 4th 2016. The FLTA has announced the winner of the prestigious Safety Champion award. However, in a break from convention, it is not an individual, but a team of three. More


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