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Forklift Operator of the Year India is now Open

Indian forklift operator of the yearIn the UK, RTITB has been hosting its tri-annual Forklift Operator of the Year competition since 2008, with many previous entrants going on to become forklift training instructors.

Entries are now open for India’s forklift operators to compete for the prestigious title of ‘Forklift Operator of the Year – India’. Organised by RTITB accredited organisation, ThinkLink Learning, the competition aims to recognise and reward highly skilled and safety conscious operators. It is free to enter and open to all lift truck operators across the country of India.

“The Operator of the Year competition is a fantastic way for warehouses, distribution centres and manufacturing centres to position themselves as leaders in lift truck related safety and efficiency,” explains Saurabh Goyal of ThinkLink Learning. “It is also great for their employees, to advance their careers and receive some recognition for their ongoing hard work and skills.”

Participants will attend regional heats in September and October at one of four locations across India: Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, or Chennai. Practical lift truck challenges will help the operators to demonstrate how safely and efficiently the operators drive their lift trucks.Following the regional heats, eight national finalists will go on to compete at a grand finale in November 2015 at ThinkLink’s Praguṇa Centre at Dharuhera. A set of challenging live practical rounds will determine the winner and runners up.

“Lift truck operators are often only considered or taken notice of when accidents, damage and delays occur, but the Forklift Operator of the Year competitions in the UK, and now in India, aim to change this, by focussing on the positive impact of the job,” explains Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB.  “The country’s best operators will demonstrate how safely and efficiently they operate their lift trucks. 

Anyone interested wanting to join the competition can click here.