Blogger Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor
  • The following blog articles are opinion pieces written by the blogger Stuart Taylor.
  • Stuart Taylor is Managing Director of Mentor FLT Training Limited, the UK’s leading provider of training and associated services for all types of materials handling equipment and workplace transport.
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Safety First
Four easy steps to minimise accident risk and lost time
24 March 2021
There are many ways to minimise the risk of injury and damage, according to Stuart Taylor.
Safety First
Training is essential for agency workers
4 November 2020
Stuart Taylor warns of safety risks posed by temporary workers as businesses prepare for busier times.
Safety First
Don’t forget refresher training
20 August 2020
Stuart Taylor explains that even though businesses may be focused on bigger challenges, they shouldn't overlook their training responsibilities.
Safety First
Start on the right foot
27 May 2020
Stuart Taylor reveals five common forklift safety pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Safety First
Do your staff need conversion training?
15 April 2020
Stuart Taylor explains how to get more out of your training budget while staying safe and compliant.
Safety First
First things first
16 October 2019
Stuart Taylor highlights three vital steps managers must take before authorising a new driver to operate a forklift on site.
Safety First
Do operators need to wear seatbelts?
26 June 2019
Seatbelt use is a contentious issue for forklift operators, so Stuart Taylor looks at the key assumptions.
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The UK forklift licence myth
13 March 2019
With Brexit looming and competition for skilled labour set to intensify, it's vital that you understand how to check your new starters' skills to ensure only safe, trained workers operate on your site, according to Stuart Taylor.
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L117 - Your definitive, must-read guide to compliant forklift training & more...
17 October 2018
When you're busy juggling daily challenges, responsibilities and KPIs, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and fundamental priorities like safety, compliance and profitability. For managers, however, help is at hand from the HSE. Stuart Taylor introduces readers to the UK's definitive guide to forklift safety and training - L117 - and explains why no manager should be without it.
Safety First
How long should forklift training take?
9 August 2018
When it comes to training for your forklift operators, how much time is enough? Stuart Taylor examines the balancing act facing managers and offers guidance on ensuring that you get the best value from your training budget, while making best use of everyone's time.
Safety First
Three is the magic number
15 March 2018
Overlooking the three required elements of forklift training can come at a heavy cost, as Stuart Taylor explains.
Safety First
Start as you mean to go on
17 January 2018
Taking on additional staff can mean taking on additional risk, according to Stuart Taylor.
Safety First
Forklift refresher training
17 May 2017
Fleet managers often ask how often companies should refresh their forklift operators' skills to comply with the law. Stuart Taylor explains there are guidelines but, ultimately, it comes down to company policy.
Safety First
Are you at risk of complacency creep?
1 March 2017
Training isn't enough, especially when staff do the same thing over and over again, warns Stuart Taylor .
Safety First
Confirm your operator’s credentials
2 November 2016
A recent case has highlighted the vital need for employers to thoroughly check and assess new employees' forklift training and skills before they get behind the wheel of a truck, according to Stuart Taylor .
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