Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

CFTS ticks the right boxes

Those who keep up with the Materials Handling News will recognise the distinctive ‘fork lift tick’ logo of the Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) Thorough Examination scheme. Seen on all the related documentation, it also appears on a sticker boldly applied to trucks, to proclaim that they have been thoroughly examined under the scheme.

In recent days there has been a subtle but significant change to this logo that now includes the words: ‘Certification Mark’. To gain the right to use the coveted term, official recognition must be sought from the Trade Marks Registry. Success in meeting the Registry’s rigorous criteria is an endorsement of best practice in itself.

CFTS chairman, Steve Hodkinson comments: “The CFTS scheme – which is the materials handling industry’s own accredited scheme for Thorough Examination – more than met the Registry’s stringent requirements.” He goes on to say: “It was, after all, set up to ensure uniformly high standards in the delivery of Thorough Examination. Only companies accredited to deliver CFTS Thorough Examinations can use the CFTS logo – and to be accredited they must agree to abide by the strict CFTS procedural code.