Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Fork Lift Truck Awards are Open to All

A Chance to Win an Archie
Shipping News Feature
UK – Everyone involved in the freight game is familiar with the ubiquitous fork lift truck. One might well wonder how quickly cargo worldwide could move without the vast range of the wheeled beasts which are to be seen in every warehouse, port and terminal. Now, in a contest open to all, not just its members, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) reveals ways companies and individuals which operate trucks can reward excellence (and be rewarded, too!)

With preparations underway for the 2019 FLTA Annual Awards for Excellence, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is encouraging individuals and companies involved in lift truck operations to get involved. Now in its 25th year, the Awards is a firm fixture on the materials handling calendar, providing an opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate those who are working to raise standards. FLTA chief executive Peter Harvey explains:

“Because the Awards has been created by the industry and for the industry, it’s vital that our Awards represent every aspect of it, and to do so, we need everyone involved, from operators and colleagues on the front line through to dealers, manufacturers and suppliers. We’ve designed a number of routes for companies and individuals to get in on the action, whether they’re small operations or large corporations.”

The Fork Lift Truck Association says it has identified the five most popular ways to take part. They are:

  1. Enter a product or service: Launched something special between 1st October 2017 and 30th September 2018? Then you could find yourself in line for an Archie statuette. Modelled on Archimedes, it’s the fork lift industry’s version of an Oscar. Categories include: Environment, Ergonomics, Safety and Innovation
  2. Put forward an individual or team: There are also awards that look to honour companies or individuals who have done something special. While Dealer Member of the Year recognises the FLTA Member who embodies the Association’s values, the Safe Site Award, for owners and operators of forklifts, recognises those teams who have strived to make operations safer. In addition, there are individual Awards which recognise those changing the industry and/or the Association for the better, including: Lifetime Achievement, Services to the FLT Industry and Services to the FLTA.
  3. Become a sponsor: Staging an event of this scale would be impossible without the unwavering support of Sponsors and Supporters. Sponsorship offers the opportunity to raise a company’s profile to the industry.
  4. Join the jury: Introduced in 2016, the Awards Jury plays a significant role in ensuring the event’s integrity, fairness and integrity.
  5. Book a ticket: Join the FLTA in celebrating the best in the industry, and network with dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, and customers on Saturday 30th March 2019 at the International Centre, Telford.
Introduced in 2016, the Awards Jury plays a significant role in ensuring the event’s integrity, fairness and integrity. The idea of actually appearing on the 12 strong jury to judge the awards has appealed to a wide range of people in the past as Peter Harvey explains:

“Over the years, we’ve had representatives from dealers, manufacturers, trainers and end users sit on this panel. Importantly, each of the 12-strong jury possesses in-depth understanding of lift truck operations – including the latest products and developments. With so many different views present, it can make deliberations a challenge. But, because of this, we are confident that this group is equipped to review, assess and select our winners in key categories, such as Innovation.”

Full details of how to apply for any of the above categories can be found HERE or call 01635 277577.