Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) – the body responsible for developing and administering the materials handling industry’s national accreditation scheme for Thorough Examination – has appointed Steve Stewart, managing director of UK operations at Crown Lift Trucks, to its board.
CFTS chairman Mike Mathias, said: “With more than 20 years of experience in the materials handling industry, and as the former president of the Australian Industrial Truck Association, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise. He will be a strong addition to the board.”
Steve Stewart also sits on the board of BITA, which, in collaboration with the FLTA, established CFTS more than a decade ago.
He said: “It’s a privilege to be appointed to the board. CFTS plays a vital role within the materials handling industry, and is instrumental in ensuring forklifts are safe to operate.”
While LOLER-only Thorough Examinations may focus solely on a truck’s lifting parts, CFTS-accredited Thorough Examinations have been developed to meet the high standards set out by LOLER 98 and PUWER 98 – ensuring the safety of the whole vehicle.