Mentor Training sponsor FLTA Awards

A trusted ally of the FLTA backs the industry’s biggest Awards

Mentor FLT Training has confirmed that it will be a full Award Sponsor for the Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence 2016.

Mentor is the UK’s first choice for operator, instructor and safety management training across all types of workplace transport and materials handling equipment, specialising in optimising the safety, efficiency and productivity of any type and size of business.

With more than 25 years’ experience of training fork lift truck professionals, Mentor have trained an impressive 600,000 operators nationwide, which equates to approximately 33,000 training days a year.

They are committed to raising standards in the industry. In fact, they’ve supported four consecutive Safe Site Winners since the Award’s inception in 2008: G’s Fresh Beetroot in 2015, Taylor’s of Harrogate in 2014, Babcock Marine in 2013 and McCain Foods in 2012.

Mentor have worked with the FLTA on a number of highly successful safety awareness campaigns, including Safety Week and the association’s flag ship safety campaign – the Safer Site Program.

Mentor’s interactive Hazard Perception Test was taken by 1000’s of people who drive, or work in close proximity to FLT’s – including managers and supervisors – in what was the biggest study of its kind in the materials handling industry.

Stuart Taylor, Managing Director of Mentor FLT Training, explains “We are very proud to be associated with the Awards. They shine a spotlight on the important developments made by this industry in areas of health and safety, training, product development, environmental responsibility, customer service and operator ergonomics.

Our long association with the FLTA is something we value highly and becoming a Sponsor is yet another way of supporting the FLTA’s goal of achieving excellence throughout the industry.”

FLTA Chief Executive, Peter Harvey is delighted about the new sponsor “The Awards are the longest established and the most successful in the materials handling industry thanks to the support of industry-leading companies like Mentor, who is a trusted ally in the drive to make the fork lift industry a safe and productive one to work in.”

FLTA Annual Awards for Excellence will be presented on the 27 February 2016 at The International Centre, Telford, Shropshire. Information on nominations, voting, sponsorship and booking tickets can be obtained at the FLTA website: www.fork-truck.org.uk or by calling 01635 277577.