Fork Talk

CFTS-accredited companies now searchable online

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 ( #442 )
Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) has launched a web tool to guide forklift users to companies that are accredited to the CFTS Thorough Examination Scheme. CFTS chairman Simon Emery says since the accredited scheme was formed in 2002, there has been an exponential increase in the number of companies choosing CFTS-approved providers for their Thorough Examination needs. Every forklift over 12 months old in the UK - including hire trucks - must hold a current report of Thorough Examination. "Our member base has grown over the years with CFTS-accredited companies covering the length and breadth of the UK. Wherever you may be, you can rest assured that there are CFTS-accredited companies in your area," Emery says. To locate a CFTS-accredited company, seekers enter a postcode and a search radius in the CFTS web-based company finder. The CFTS search engine will deliver the full contact details of companies in order of proximity. One can also search for companies by name. CFTS is a collaboration formed between the two major materials handling trade associations in the UK - the Fork Lift Truck Association and the British Industrial Truck Association. It was established to administer the industry's national accreditation scheme for Thorough Examination. Developed in co-operation with the Health and Safety Executive, CFTS Thorough Examinations have been designed to address the needs of forklifts. For more information about the CFTS Thorough Examination Scheme and the CFTS company finder tool, email