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This section contains news items related to forklift training and health and safety matters. The latest items added can be found on this page and there are links to archived news items on the left. Latest entries are at the top of the page.
March 7th 2017. The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) have published a free booklet to complement their safety4most campaign. Protect your workers, and yourself, with their four-step guide. More
March 1st 2017. The new test for forklift operators has been released. It's use will be mandatory from September 1st 2017. You can download full details here.
Feb 8th 2017. Following on from the International Material Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2016 which took place in September, RTITB takes a look back at their International Operator of the Year 2016 heats final. More
Feb 2nd 2017. A quarter of all workplace accidents involve a lift truck, according to HSE. By not taking the proper precautions, you can put workers at risk and cost employers hundreds of thousands of pounds. More
Jan 18th 2017. The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced that the Philip White of the Health & Safety Executive will deliver the keynote address at the National Fork Lift Safety Conference 2017 in September. More
Jan 9th 2017. FLTA announces guest speaker and dates for 2017 forklift safety conference. More
Dec 22nd 2016. Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced that it will start cooperation with SSAB in Sweden to develop a hydrogen-powered medium-range forklift truck. More
Dec 14th 2016. The latest meeting of the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) was held on Thursday 17th November at AITT. The release date for the new forklift test in January 30th 2017. More
Dec 7th 2016. A new standardised list of workplace transport equipment categories has been released to aid employers and recruiters in identifying operator qualifications, regardless of issuing body. More
Dec 1st 2016. For the first time ever, female forklift operators have qualified for the Grand Finals of the RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year competition, alongside the youngest competitor yet. More
Oct 12th 2016. Twelve finalists announced for the RTITB forklift operator of the year competition. More
Oct 4th 2016. The FLTA has announced the winner of the prestigious Safety Champion award. However, in a break from convention, it is not an individual, but a team of three. More