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Toyota endorse their commitment to safety as headline sponsors of the RTITB Operator of the Year Competition

Toyota Material Handling UK sponsored this years RTITB Operator of the Year
Competition in a move to show their commitment to safety in the workplace
and the skills of lift truck operators.

The competition, first established in 2008, has been acknowledged as an
innovative way in which to allow NORS qualified counterbalance operators the
opportunity to showcase their operating skills. At the same time, the
competition also acknowledges the hard work and dedication of their
trainers.

Taking advantage of sponsoring a nationally recognised competition Toyota
supported the competition supplying trucks for each of the National Finals
and the Grand Final held at RTITB headquarters in Telford. Toyota also
supplied the venue for the Northern England National Final at the Castleford
depot as well as supplying the first prize of a brand new Toyota Aygo Ice.

Similar to RTITB, Toyota Material Handling UK has always set the standard in
relation to safety in the workplace, not only by providing innovative
products, but also through its added value services like operator training.

Tony Wallis, Operations Director for Toyota Material Handling UK commented:
"At Toyota we believe that investing in quality operator training can help
customers improve safety in the workplace, but also work more productively
and align to our programme of helping business to drive down costs"

He added: "During the Grand Final last month operators demonstrated an
exceptional amount of skill to carry out the imaginative tasks arranged by
the RTITB. The finalists were a huge credit to themselves and their
companies. Toyota is committed to reducing workplace accidents and events
like this go a long way to raising the profile of safe operating practices."

In addition to this years sponsorship Toyota Material Handling UK have also
committed to attending several Health & Safety shows which have taken place
throughout the UK this year and during the FLTA’s Forklift Safety Week
offered free Pride in Performance and Manual Handling Guide resource packs,
an activity which will be repeated for the European Safety week 24 -28
October.

Toyota Material Handling UK
706 Stirling Road Trading Estate
Slough, Berkshire
SL1 4SY
Tel 0870 850 1409

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