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Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 ( #677 )
News Story
RTITB’s Accreditation Toolkit
RTITB launches toolkit
Telford, United Kingdom

RTITB has introduced a new resource to help training providers meet the standards set down in the Approved Code of Practice.
From initial training records to risk assessments, RTITB’s Accreditation Toolkit collects, on one flash drive, forms used throughout the training lifecycle to help organisations maintain best practice and give employers confidence in purchasing RTITB training.
Laura Nelson, operations director at RTITB, says the forms will "give instructors the time to get on with doing what they do best, safe in the knowledge that they are meeting the standards required for RTITB accreditation".

CFTS lends support
United Kingdom

CFTS (Consolidated Fork Truck Services) is urging managers and supervisors to be vigilant when it comes to Thorough Examination in response to their greater responsibilities.
CFTS chairman Mike Mathias explains: "In the Health and Safety Executive's updated forklift safety guidance document, management's duty to ensure a safe working environment is highlighted.
"Thorough Examination is one of the areas of responsibility specifically covered by the revised documentation.
"For those who fail to meet the required safety standards, there is a risk of prosecution. In addition, managers and supervisors may also find their companies subject to fees which the HSE can charge, under recently granted powers, for its intervention to resolve material breaches of the law," Mathias adds.
To help managers and supervisors avoid this situation with their Thorough Examination, the CFTS website (thoroughexamination.org) contains advice and a member finder app, which points visitors to CFTS- accredited companies in their area.

Shenzhen hosts Vanguard-Linde Cup
Shenzhen, China

The sixth CR Vanguard-Linde Cup national logistics competition was held at the premises of China Resources Vanguard Co Ltd in Shenzhen this month. Many contestants from across the country participated in the competition.
The participants said that the event not only improved their forklift operating skills, but also enhanced everyone’s safety awareness.
Separately, Linde (China) received the 2014 China Logistics and Purchasing Informatisation of Typical Cases award at the CIO Summit of Logistics Enterprise held in Hohhot, North China this month. The summit, with the theme of Smart Logistics in Big Data Era, actively promoted the intelligent application of information technology in the logistics industry.
Thang Swee Yong, vice president of Linde (China), attended the summit and accepted the award on behalf of his company. He claimed the forklift market has entered a new phase of diverse demand, and that supply chain management under the traditional model is no longer able to meet the demands.

Yale lauded for second year
Greenville, NC, United States

Yale Materials Handling Corporation has been named as a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics magazine for the second year in a row. The award recognises Yale’s commitment to reduce environmental impact by continuing to manufacture more sustainable materials handling equipment.
Recipients of the 2014 award include food producers and manufacturers, 3PLs and transportation and logistics providers, equipment manufacturers and other companies who have incorporated or provided environmentally friendly initiatives.
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