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UKMHA Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

Research by the HSE shows that stress is the biggest cause of long-term absence in white-collar employees and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found that stress is the second biggest cause of long-term sick leave for manual workers. We are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week by providing the following information and links …

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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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Industry celebrates its best and brightest

Winners of 26th FLTA Awards for Excellence announced The much-anticipated FLTA Awards for Excellence was streamed live on Saturday 10th April to reveal who would finally be crowned winners. Having been twice postponed due to the pandemic, the event was taken online – a first for the FLTA in its history of holding the Awards. …

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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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It’s on – online! Virtual Awards on 10th April

FLTA Awards for Excellence set to celebrate best in industry The Fork Lift Truck Association has announced the new date for its prestigious Awards for Excellence, which recognises the best and brightest in the materials handling sector. As the longest running event of its kind, the 26th FLTA Awards was due to take place in …

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The help you want… when you need it most

Tapping into the unique knowledge and resources of a reliable trade organisation can make all the difference to the safety of your operations says the Fork Lift Truck Association. Staying safe means following correct guidance, but it’s not always easy to identify what that is… or where to find it When the pandemic began, it …

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FLTA and BITA join forces to create UK Material Handling Association

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is pleased to announce that it has become a founding member of the new UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA). The UKMHA has been formed by the merger of the UK material handling industry’s two most respected trade associations, FLTA and the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), together with their …

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FLTA says relax

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has revealed details of a comprehensive on-site Audit that demonstrates FLTA members work to “demonstrably higher standards” than non-compliant companies.

It’s about time we separated forklifts and pedestrians. For good.

FLTA offers employers 7-point plan to transform on-site safety  We live in changed times. Social distancing has transformed the way we interact with others and the physical layouts of premises have been altered to reduce the amount of contact.   But for those who work with forklifts, the concept of keeping a safe distance is not new. However, all too often, this doesn’t …

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Collaborative Documents

During this crisis we are working with other industry bodies and organisations to share and distribute up-to-date advice and guidance as the situation unfolds.

Our thanks go to the HSE, BITA, Mentor, AITT and RTITB for the information on this page.

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