Fork Lift Truck Association names new Chairman

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @Jonny_Editor_MD With almost two decades of experience working in the materials handling industry, the Director of Jofson Limited, one of the UK...

With almost two decades of experience working in the materials handling industry, the Director of Jofson Limited, one of the UK’s primary Mitsubishi dealers, has sat on the Association Board since 2009.

New Chairman, Geoff Martin commented:

“I am proud to accept this new role. Thanks to Martyn’s commitment and hard work, and through innovations such as the introduction of a Technical Manager and our Safety Week annual awareness campaign, the Association has built up an enviable reputation.

“Together with our members, we’ve firmly established the FLTA logo as a marquee which signifies expertise, integrity and competence.

“However, I think there’s much more to be done. The Association is strong, dynamic and progressive; and, through the development of new initiatives and resources, we will continue to raise standards – ensuring both members and the wider public receive the highest levels of service and support.”

The UK’s independent authority on fork lift trucks, the FTLA is the first port of call for information and advice on equipment and materials handling issues.

Bringing together dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and training companies, membership includes access to a wealth of free materials including fact sheets, training, safety, documentation, key events details, resources and the knowledge all members adhere to a strict code of practice.

FLTA Chief Executive, Peter Harvey added:

“I look forward to working alongside the new leadership team of the Association, Geoff as Chair and new Vice Chair, Andrew Woodward of Aldermore Bank Plc. I have no doubt that, together, they will excel in their new posts and contribute to maintaining the quality and integrity of the Association, while developing its scope.”

Martin concluded:

“We are about to embark on a vigorous campaign to bring the FLTA to a wider audience than ever before. We intend to not only expand membership of our Safe User Group, but encourage far greater interaction with all those involved in any way with fork lift trucks; from managers and supervisors to operators and even pedestrians who work alongside handling equipment.”

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