The FLTA’s National Forklift Safety Convention 2019 being held on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, Coventry will be focusing on the importance of clear communication under the theme of managing behaviours to transform onsite operations. The event is accredited to provide four Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, as during the convention attendees will hear a series of inspiring presentations filled with tips and advice on improving listening and management skills. Guest speakers at this year’s event include behavioural safety expert Tim Marsh, and Head of Transportation at the HSE Kanwal Kanda. The latest addition to the line-up is former hostage negotiator Rich Mullender, who will be giving audiences unique insight
The Fork Lift Truck Association is calling all entries for the annual prestigious event to be held on Saturday 21st March 2020. Now in its 26th year, the FLTA Awards for Excellence is the longest running industry awards presentation of its kind and is a highlight of the materials handling event calendar. The Awards are free to enter and importantly, companies can self-nominate, allowing them to put forward the initiatives and products that they are most proud of. There are several categories, but the Pick of the Year accolades for Safety, Innovation, Ergonomics and Environment, are the most sought after. Nominations for these are open to companies who have launched products or services between 1st October 2018 and 30th September 2019. “The FLTA Awards are a fantastic opp
The National Forklift Safety Convention will be held on Wednesday 30th October at the Heart of England Event and Conference Centre in Coventry. Particular interest will focus on the presentation from Kanwal Kanda, Head of Transportation at the Health & Safety Executive, who will use the convention to announce the latest statistics from the HSE on the day of their release. Industry-renowned behavioural safety expert Tim Marsh has been invited back by popular demand to present an extended session as key speaker at the convention. We are extremely glad to have Professor Marsh join us at this year’s safety convention,” said Tim Waples, Chief Executive of the FLTA. “Analysing and addressing the human factor is fundamental when seeking to change the culture to one that lives and
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has turned to one of the most experienced and best respected figures in the materials handling industry in appointing its new Chief Executive. Tim Waples will join the UK’s leading authority on the supply, servicing and operation of materials handling equipment on1st March 2019. “I’m delighted that Tim has accepted the position” said Association Chairman Duncan Nealon. “He is the perfect fit for our organisation and brings with him a wealth of experience and a truly in-depth knowledge of this industry. “His experience in developing one of the strongest and most effective dealer networks while at Doosan Industrial Vehicles positions him extremely well for engaging with our membership while his time as President of the British Industrial Truck
FLTA Awards for Excellence and Rick Parfitt Jr Band Winners of the FLTA Awards for Excellence 2019 will be revealed at a black-tie dinner gala, held at the International Centre in Telford on Saturday 30th March. “When the Awards was first conceived, our aim was to recognise and celebrate the achievements of those individuals, teams and companies working to make our industry a better place,” explains FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey. He continues: “Staging an event worthy of their work simply would not be possible without the generosity and commitment of sponsors and we are delighted to have Linde’s support in our endeavours. “Thanks to their sponsorship, we’ve been able to secure an outstanding evening of entertainment for our guests – including the Rick Parfitt Jr Band. “
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced that Peter Harvey MBE, is to leave his post following a 6+ year tenure as Chief Executive. “We would like to thank Peter for the excellent work he has done in raising the profile of the Association” said FLTA Chairman Duncan Nealon. “In his time with us he has overseen a number of important initiatives, working hard to push our Safety agenda. Among his achievements was driving force in the setting up of the Fork Truck Watchdog.” An enthusiastic advocate of the HSE initiative Helping Britain Work Well Peter enhanced the size, scope and status of the National Fork Truck Safety Conference, seeing it named “Conference of the Year” in the 2015 Best Practice Awards. In parallel with this he oversaw the creation of Safetember – a UK-w
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