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National Forklift Safety Day returns for 2020

National Forklift Safety Day Returns for 2020

As part of its commitment to raising safety standards across the materials handling industry, the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) is once again championing the cause of National Forklift Safety Day with a new theme for 2020 – Management is Responsible for Segregating Pedestrians from Materials Handling Equipment. The purpose …

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BITA updates Covid-19 safety protocols

BITA updates Covid-19 safety protocols

The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) – the UK trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of forklift trucks and associated components and services – has received key Government recognition for its innovative action in helping to ensure the materials handling industry remains safe and fully operational during the Covid-19 pandemic. …

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Talent in Logistics reveals line-up for Develop Conference

Talent in Logistics Reveals Line-up for Develop Conference

Talent in Logistics has released the agenda for its Develop Conference this month which is designed to support instructors, trainers, professional training providers and internal training teams who are responsible for developing people in logistics and transport operations. The conference takes place at Hotel Football in Manchester on Wednesday 22nd …

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F-TEC to make an impact at IMHX 2019

F-TEC to make an impact at IMHX 2019

The Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC), the dedicated training facility, will be exhibiting at IMHX between 24-27 September 2019. Not only that, but they will launch their new service, Pro-TEC. Pro-TEC, the professional register of forklift truck (FLT) technicians, is the first of its kind and will be recognisable within …

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Mentor campaign shortlisted for Design4Safety Award

Mentor campaign shortlisted for Design4Safety Award

An innovative safety solution from Mentor FLT Training has been named as a finalist in this year’s Design4Safety Awards, organised by trade association BITA. Introducing a standardised form of communication between forklift operators and pedestrians, the Show Your Hand campaign was launched because Mentor recognised the need to improve safety …

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CFTS says no to rulers

CFTS says no to rulers

There’s a time and a place for rulers… and it’s nowhere near a fork lift truck. That’s the message from CFTS, the body behind the UK fork lift industry’s standard for Thorough Examination. Formed by industry authorities BITA and FLTA, CFTS quality-controlled Thorough Examination procedure for lift trucks has been …

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Pick of young forklift engineers graduate in style

BITA Pick of young forklift engineers graduate in style

The best of Britain’s young forklift service engineers have been honoured in a graduation ceremony hosted by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) in the magnificent surroundings of Hoar Cross Hall in Burton on Trent. Four graduates attended the ceremony, representing an inaugural class of eight, all of whom achieved …

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LOLER and PUWER turn 20…

CFTS 20 years

This month marks the 20th anniversary of LOLER and PUWER. CFTS Chairman Geoff Martin, pictured, reflects on their introduction, what each entails and their ongoing impact on the fork lift truck employers. December 1998 is probably most-widely remembered for its Christmas gales. However, for those in the fork lift industry, …

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