Tips for searching site

site links





Complete Powerpoint slide presentation for forklift instructors. Ready made course.

forklift trucks and forklift training news 2021

Forklift news

December 14th 2021. The article is by Dave Sparrrow, CEO of iTRUK. Their accreditation scheme is an attempt to bring forklift operator training and testing into the 21st century. Read More

November 27th 2021. The UK Material Handling Association has alerted lift truck operators to important changes in the permitted use of rebated fuels, such as red diesel. Read More

October 27th 2021. This week we focus on keeping onsite engineers and technicians safe in the workplace. UKMHA safety drive week 4. Read More

October 20th 2021. In Week 1 we looked at Thorough Examination and the latest changes to GN28. This week we look in more detail at LOLER & PUWER. Read More

October 14th 2021. UKMHA Safety Drive 2021. This week we focus on training and the vital role it plays in keeping your operation and staff safe. Read More

October 11th 2021. The theme of this year’s National Forklift Safety Day, we start the UKMHA Safety Drive with Thorough Examination (TE). There have been a number of clarifications to GN28, the industry guidance, and this week we review those changes to remind you of the latest guidance. Read More

September 15th 2021. The Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) will be discussing truck categorisation and important changes to testing standards as part of its online conference on 20th October 2021. Read More and Register

September 2nd 2021 QUASAR technology offers quicker battery charging for lead acid batteries. Read More

August 12th 2021. RTITB has launched a new eLearning course for those ‘Managing and Supervising’ Material Handling Equipment Operations. Read More

August 4th 2021. According to Toyota Material Handling UK, an ‘exceptional’ shortage of forklift drivers is prompting more and more UK companies to adopt automated materials handling equipment. Read More

July 26th 2021. The HSE guidance note on thorough examinations (GN28) has been around since 2002 and has now been updated. Read More

July 12th 2021. RTITB has revealed lift truck training and assessment statistics for 2020 which could indicate an upcoming ‘safety time bomb’, where thousands of candidates are operating without up-to-date training. Read More

July 7th 2021. With the future of diesel forklifts under increasing pressure from ever-tighter regulations on emissions, sales of electric trucks have been accelerating. Read More

July 2nd 2021. RTITB will become the first accrediting body to issue lift truck operators with electronic ID cards, as opposed to physical photo ID Cards, starting from 12 July. Read More

June 29th 2021. Leading forklift truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling (UK) is delighted to announce their award win of a coveted ‘Archie’ for Ergonomics at the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) awards. Read More

June 22nd 2021. The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) is reminding owners and users of work equipment to allow more time when booking training courses, as the training sector is currently experiencing high demand. Read More

June 8th 2021. A metal manufacturer has been fined £80,000 following an incident involving a side loader fork truck. Read More

May 29th 2021. This article by Mitsubishi makes interesting reading for owners/users of diesel powered forklift trucks. Read More

May 27th 2021. For 2021, National Forklift Safety Day, (June 8th), is focused on the importance of accredited Thorough Examination. Read More

May 21st 2021. Jungheinrich Lift Truck Limited, based in Ireland, has saved time and met customer needs by implementing RTITB’s eTruck UK forklift operator eLearning solution. Read More

May 20th 2021. Mentor has further developed its range of lift truck operator courses to continue to enhance the learning experience for delegates nationwide. Read More

April 30th 2021. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, RTITB shares its learnings around lift truck training, what has changed, and how supply chain organisations are preparing for the future. Read More.

April 16th 2021. The much-anticipated FLTA Awards for Excellence was streamed live on Saturday 10th April to reveal who would finally be crowned winners. Read More

April 9th 2021. RTITB has launched a new forklift operator refresher training edition of its innovative eTruck UK online learning platform. Read More

March 26th 2021. 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. Read More

March 17th 2021. RTITB has developed a new training course for manual pallet truck operators to help reduce manual handling injuries in the workplace. Read More

February 21st 2021. The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has launched a brand-new website, complete with a modern look, fresh features and updated functionality. Read More

February 18th 2021. 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. Read More

January 29th 2021. The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers has launched a series of free electronic test forms to its members as a faster, more efficient alternative to physical paperwork. Read More

January 22nd 2021. UKMHA has been formed following the merger between the material handling industry’s two most respected trade associations, the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Read More

January 9th 2021. There are Important new testing standards for counterbalance and reach truck operator courses following updates made by the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA). Read More

January 4th 2021. Details of banned and suspended training providers will be shared between members of the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) in a bid to maintain training standards. Read More

January 2nd 2021. Following a recent AITT standards committee, it has been agreed that the prerequisites for the AITT instructor course will be changed. Read More


Disclaimer. The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

Translate this website