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Since 1976 H&F Trucks have provided local business with high quality materials handling solutions. For nearly four decades we have achieved steady growth year on year, enabling us to provide superior service to our customers from a stable & sustainable business platform.

BITA & RTITB Aim To Improve Forklift Training Standards

A recent collaboration has been announced between RTITB, who are an industry regulatory body for workplace transport training, and The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA).

The two organisations aim to work together to help raise the current standards of forklift training throughout the UK.

Their common objectives include:

  • Raising awareness for, and promoting the logistics sector as a strong career path for young people.
  • Making better use of emerging and existing technologies to improve modern accessibility and training.
  • Developing and supporting higher training and safety standards, to help reduce workplace transport risks and accidents.

BITA is focused on a younger, more highly-trained workforce, fully capable of competing at a global level – and hope to achieve this long term plan by partnering with RTITB, who are widely recognised and respected training organisation.

The organisations hope the partnership will drive down industrial accidents, and give forklift operators greater access to the highest standards of training – placing safety, efficiency and people at the forefront.

RTITB wants to revolutionise training for material equipment handling, as well as leverage current and emerging technologies to improve learning outcomes. They believe that by teaming with BITA, these objectives will be achieved.  

There are a number of technologies that RTITB aims to utilise in order to guarantee better  accessibility to training for digital natives, these include – virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and other simulators. And by taking advantage of innovative technology, they hope to vastly improve engagement amongst young people, and also help employers by reducing the overall cost and impact of training.

Further announcements are expected from the two industry-leading bodies in the very near future – especially in regards to the structure of the training and how the wider industry will be able to reap the benefits.   

At H&F, we are experts in new or used forklifts, as well as repair, servicing and maintenance. Contact our experienced team on 0800 298 8790 today – or book your free site survey.

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H&F Lift Trucks are a pleasure to deal with. All staff, Technicians, Sales and Directors have hands-on experience of all ranges of vehicles they supply. From initial assessments and listening to all users of a potential new vehicle requirement, they keep us informed of all aspects of specification and lead times through to delivery. Their maintenance service is superb – they organise suitable times around our busy working day with our Yard Managers. Any accidental damage or operator error faults are always discussed with me and dealt with fairly – not like some unscrupulous suppliers who seek to profit at every service visit! In a cut-throat market, where we are offered “good deals” a few quid cheaper every day, we are never tempted to stray.

James Hipkins, Managing Director

Pym and Wildsmith have been working closely with H&F Fork Trucks for many years. Their service is excellent, ranging from prompt callouts to breakdowns through to the supply of new trucks. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

Ian Pym, Operations Manager
Pym & Wildsmith

H&F have supplied us with all our fork lift equipment for in excess of ten years now, and have maintained it in accordance with our stringent operation requirements. During this time they have provided a consistently high level of service (including short term hire when required) whilst never failing to support us in a totally honest and professional manner.

Ashley Basset, Director
R G Bassett & Sons Ltd

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