FLTA Status during COVID-19 Pandemic

Until further notice, the FLTA team will be mainly working from home. However, it is our absolute objective to ensure business as usual and we remain on hand – via phone lines and emails – at all times, to continue supporting our members wherever we can, as we all navigate our way through this difficult time.

In compliance with government advice on travel and gatherings, we have taken the decision to cancel all FLTA Training Courses that were scheduled in April and May.  We will be in contact with those companies that have courses booked during that period, to re-schedule once things become a little clearer.

Similarly, the annual FLTA Awards, the Safety Convention and the regional meetings have all been affected by this situation. They are all currently postponed, and new dates or further information will be announced when we know more.

In the meantime, we have created some fact sheets that are available on our website and which can be used to complement the regular information bulletins, issued almost daily by the government.   Please follow the links below to access this guidance and remember to check back frequently, to ensure you have the latest information.

We will, of course, continue to share important information with you, as it becomes available.

We hear a lot about key workers in the news and generally, this is interpreted as doctors, nurses, emergency workers along with food and medicine delivery drivers.  However, as we in this industry know only too well, those key people rely heavily on logistics to ensure the right things are in the right place at the right time. For this to happen, materials handling equipment needs to be kept in good working order and compliant with legislation. As an extension of those vitally important roles listed above, many people from within our industry will be called upon to deliver the necessary support and are, therefore, crucial in ensuring that foods, medicines and other vital supplies are produced, transported and made available, wherever they are needed. 

At the same time, we encourage our members to follow government guidelines and minimise the risk of infection, both to your employees and the community in general. 

Our best wishes go out to you, your families, your staff and their families and we trust that you will stay well as we navigate unchartered waters. Let’s all do what we can to take care of each other and please rest assured that all of us at The Fork Lift Truck Association will remain on hand, to help and support you wherever we can.