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Conference sponsor provides fuel for thought

As part of its title sponsorship of the 2009 FLTA safety conference, LPG supplier Calor will deliver a keynote presentation on safety considerations when using LPG.

Calor’s training coordinator Phil Anderson will provide delegates with information on the safe storage of LPG, whether it be cylinder supply, bulk tanks or fixed fuel tanks; how to identify and minimize hazards; the importance of safe refueling and the importance of keeping up to date with health and safety matters.

Phil says: "Health and safety is one of the most important areas of materials handling and managers have a duty to ensure that their operators are fully trained.

"Whilst LPG can provide a safe, efficient and reliable fuel to power forklift trucks, it is important to be aware of potential hazards and this conference is an ideal platform to remind operators of the importance of good practice when operating and refuelling forklifts".

As the UK’s leading supplier of LPG, Calor is well established in the industry, with all the major manufacturers offering LPG powered vehicles in their product ranges.

Bulk marketing manager, Laura Luty, says health and safety is top of the agenda at Calor, which it why the company has committed to supporting this year’s conference.

She says: "Customers choosing Calor can rest assured that Health and Safety is of utmost importance to us. We are committed to ensuring both new and existing customers are trained to the highest possible levels and aim to work in partnership with them to ensure safe refuelling procedures are followed every time."

Calor offers two forklift truck training courses for its customers operating LPG powered vehicles: Safe Refuelling Instruction for operatives and Train the Trainer for instructors. Both courses aim to instruct forklift truck operators how to refuel equipment correctly and safely when using Calor LPG.

For more information on Calor and its training packages, log on to www.lpg-forklift.co.uk, email askcalor@calor.co.uk or call 0800 216 659.

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