Mentor FLT Training has confirmed that its team will be on-hand throughout the National Forklift Safety Convention on 3rd October to help delegates better understand the risk rating of their current operations and how it informs their potential refresher training period.
In the event’s exhibition, Mentor FLT Training will showcase its Forklift Refresher Risk Calculator, which was launched as part of National Forklift Safety Month.
The free, online tool was developed by Mentor FLT Training, in its role as FLTA Safety Partner, as part of National Forklift Safety Month (Safetember).
Designed for use with PCs, tablets and phones, the tool allows employers – in a just a few minutes and at no cost – to determine their risk, while gaining best practice advice on key subjects, with results summarised in a downloadable PDF report.
Mentor FLT Training managing director Stuart explains: “Our key aim is to get more and more managers thinking about the risk factors which influence how frequently they deliver refresher training.
“Getting it right requires a full risk assessment of your operations and your operators. While L117, the ACOP for rider-operated lift trucks, doesn’t provide set time frames for refresher training, it does suggest delivery every three to five years.
“The frequency for your operations depends on the associated risks, and this is where the risk calculator comes in. By asking managers to consider key risk areas, we’re starting a conversation about how refresher training applies to your business and your operators.”
“Three to five years is the guideline but the frequency really does vary business to business. A year either way may not seem like much. Getting it wrong, however, could seriously compromise the safety of your operators – or more likely those working alongside them – and come at significant cost to your business via damage, delays and disruption.”
To assess your refresher training risk profile, go to www.mentorflttraining.co.uk today.
The National Forklift Safety Convention will take place at the Heart of England Events and Conference Centre in Coventry on 3rd October 2018. To secure your place, visit www.fork-truck.org.uk now.
To discover what Mentor FLT Training can do to ensure your operations are safe, legal and effective, call 01246 555222 and speak to an advisor today.