Safety scheme in demand

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The new CFTS Thorough Examination scheme, developed by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) and British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), has got off to a good start. In the first four weeks of the scheme’s introduction in January, nearly 30 companies had met the stringent criteria needed to achieve accreditation.

CFTS technical manager Chas Day says: “This is a far higher recruitment rate than we had dared imagine and is a testament to the groundwork done among FLTA and BITA members prior to the launch. In less than a month, we have succeeded in assessing and accrediting companies of all sizes throughout the UK.”

The FLTA and BITA expect a regular flow of new applicants for the scheme. Several truck manufacturers including Atlet, BT Rolatruc and Nissan have endorsed the scheme by achieving accreditation.

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