Associate Membership of the FLTA - how and why to apply
Rules for membership of the Fork Lift Truck Association require that member companies have a turnover of at least £500,000, a minimum balance sheet total of £35,000 and employ at least 3 engineers. Some smaller companies do not aspire to this level of business, but will still benefit from access to the information sources available through the Association.
The Association has a duty to help all fork truck companies that strive to achieve high standards, regardless of their size. FLTA Associate Membership provides practical assistance and positive support to smaller companies without undermining the benefits enjoyed by the membership at large.
Fill out our online application form for associate membership
Benefits of Associate Membership
The benefits of Associate Membership are detailed below. The provision of these benefits is dependent on the Associate Member operating within the Association Code of Practice.
FLTA Associate Members may not purport to be Members of the Association in any way and have no entitlement to use the Association Logo. Associate Members are not formally assessed. If the company grows so that it would fall within the rules for full membership then it will be expected to apply for full membership and Associate status will cease.
The fees for Associate Membership are:
|• Joining Fee||£189.00 + VAT||A one time payment to cover administration and documentation. This is paid at the time of application.|
|• Annual Subscription||£263.00 + VAT||Valid for 12 months from the date of joining. This is paid once the application has been agreed.|
|• Top up Joining Fee||£234.00 + VAT||A fee charged if the Associate Member progresses to become a Full Member. (There will be a formal assessment.)|
The following helpline is available during normal working hours.
- Association Helpline
Tel: 01635 277577 Fax: 01635 277579.
Available to provide guidance on legislation and answer any general questions of a professional nature.
Security alerts are communicated to all members to notify them about stolen trucks. The main inputs to this service come from the members themselves. The system can also be used to notify issues concerning safety or other commercial matters.
A programme of courses is provided at the Bermuda Park Innovation Centre at Bedworth near Nuneaton. These courses are administered directly by the Association. A course pamphlet is published to provide brief details of the courses and course dates and these are also detailed on this website.
Subjects currently covered are:
Thorough Examination Revalidation
Electrical Connection, Isolation & Charger Fault Finding
Safety for Service Engineers – This course is also recommended for managers and employees who work in
and around a fork truck environment.
The City of Bristol College runs FLTA sponsored apprentice courses for fork truck engineers at facilities in Bristol, Bedworth and Carlisle. All Members are encouraged to support these programmes and hence rejuvenate and improve the standard of their own workforce.
Regular publications provided within the subscription include the following.
A glossy quarterly newsletter with Association news and items of general interest.
- Health & Safety Updates
A monthly update on a range of Health and Safety issues featuring fork truck incidents where appropriate.
- Technical Bulletins
Further guidance aimed at expanding knowledge of regulations and legislation. Issued on an as required basis.
The following manuals and software are available at member prices.
- Health & Safety Manual
A definitive guide to Health and Safety issues covering all aspects of workplace safety.
- Risk Assessment Software
A practical guide to risk assessment with more than 50 generic assessments covering fork truck operations, workshop activities and related areas of risk.
- Legislation & Regulations Manual
A binder that contains all the current legislation and regulations on fork lift truck operations.
- Personnel Policies & Procedures Manual
A comprehensive and practical guide to personnel management issues.
- Communications Manual
A binder for the safe keeping of other publications and general communications.
- Technical Bulletins Manual
A binder for the safe keeping of all Technical Bulletins (see above), complete with all bulletins issued to date. (1 copy provided free.)
In addition a range of booklets and stickers are available for purchase. These are detailed in a special catalogue provided to all members. (Unless otherwise specified in this document Associate Members may purchase catalogue items at Member prices.)
Associate Members are listed in the appropriate section of the “Find a Member or Service”, on the website. (This is a directory entry only and they are not included in the find a depot or similar sections.)
Associate Members do not have access to the Full Members Area of the Website. They do have access to the Safe User Group Area, which gives access to on line ordering, at member prices, for catalogue items and courses.