Peace of mind is just a click away
29th April, 2008
Fork Lift Truck Association unveils improved online information
The Fork Lift Truck Association has gone live with a new-look, re-engineered website whose content is now more comprehensive and easy to find than ever.
“We’ve chosen a design whose clean-cut lines, dropdown menus and interactive features speed up visitors’ searches,” says FLTA Chief Executive David Ellison. “Within the site, fork truck users will find instant answers to many problems – and will be directed to sources of further help and advice.”
He adds: “One of our most important developments has been the ‘find a member or service’ facility. We believe that fork lift users should always seek suppliers who are FLTA members. The fact that our members have all agreed to abide by a strict Code of Practice, and are kept up to date on safety legislation and best practice, gives immediate peace of mind.”
Customers can input their postcode and search for a fork lift supplier within 20, 40 or 60 miles of that location. The resulting list of FLTA member companies will be presented in order, with the closest first.
Similarly, you can search for those who are accredited to CFTS, under the materials handling industry’s own national accreditation scheme, to deliver Thorough Examinations. You may also wish to search for the manufacturer or distributors of a particular brand of truck, or for providers of ancillary products and services.
The site contains a section on legislation and advice where visitors can download free FLTA Fact Sheets and a list of the most relevant publications from the HSE and other organisations. The FLTA’s own online catalogue offers a huge range of safety publications, DVDs, warning stickers and other useful materials.
Another feature is ‘Virtual Risk Manager – FLT’, an online reassessment tool for fork lift operators, created by Interactive Driving Systems. The package allows employers to plan their training effectively and economically by identifying operators’ weak areas – so training can be focused where it is actually needed. The FLTA has negotiated a nominal cost of just £25 for each operator for this facility.
Elsewhere you will find news on initiatives and issues affecting the industry, as well as details of training courses and events. For example, there is now information on ‘Safe Operations’ – the FLTA National Fork Truck Safety Conference 2008 (Warwick University 25th September).