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National Forklift Safety Day 2022

National Forklift Safety Day – 14th June 2022 Operator Training Established in the United States in 2013 by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), National Forklift Safety Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness of the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training. Each year, the campaign has a different …

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Safety Convention 2022

Previously known as the FLTA National Forklift Safety Convention, the UKMHA Forklift Safety Convention is the most authoritative event of its kind in the materials handling calendar. It will see hundreds of managers, from across the UK, come together to share best practice advice. The event is part of the Association’s drive to large-scale change …

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New Company Details

As a result of the widely publicised merger of The Fork Lift Truck Association Ltd (FLTA), with The British Industrial Truck Association Ltd (BITA), to form the UK Material Handling Association Ltd (UKMHA), we wish to advise you that, as of May 1st 2022, both BITA and FLTA will cease trading in their own right.  …

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We’re Hiring

We are excited to announce that we are looking to recruit a Business Development & Marketing Manager for UKMHA. This is a new role and has been created to support the growth of UKMHA since its formation last year from the merger of the industry’s two most respected trade associations – the British Industrial Truck …

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Introducing The Archies 2022

UKMHA transforms Awards for Excellence and marks new era for material handling industry. UKMHA has announced the date for its new Awards for Excellence scheduled to be held this year. On Saturday 15th October 2022, people from across the industry will gather at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham to pay glittering tribute to the companies, …

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Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products

EU Regulation 2019/1020 (EU MSC) enters in to force on 16 July 2021. It does not apply in Great Britain, but, for as long as the Northern Ireland Protocol is in place, EU rules on goods, including those relating to market surveillance and compliance will apply in NI. For Great Britain the applicable legislation continues …

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FLTA calls for a cultural revolution in safety

Leading forklift industry body stresses importance of company-wide safety plans With the NHS under great pressure due to the pandemic, now more than ever it is imperative that incidents requiring medical assistance, major or minor, are avoided. Due to this, the Fork Lift Truck Association has stressed the importance of creating a ‘safety culture’ at …

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