Toyota to sponsor 2012 National Fork Truck Safety Conference

As part of its year of safety, Taking Care with Toyota, Toyota Material Handling UK has announced that it will sponsor the Fork Lift Truck Association’s National Fork Truck Safety Conference, which will take place at Warwick University on Wednesday 26th September 2012.

Now in its 10th year, the FLTA Safety Conference addresses the key issues which directly impact upon users of fork lift trucks.

The decision to sponsor the Safety Conference was a natural choice for the company, a two-time recipient of the FLTA Award for Safety. Toyota’s operations director Tony Wallis said: “Safety is central to everything we do. We have enjoyed a long-standing affiliation with the Association and its activities, including the Conference, which we regularly attend.

“It is a fantastic event every year and this year in particular we believe it is perfectly placed to tie in with our year of safety. Our ‘Taking Care with Toyota’ campaign builds on our previous safety activities to highlight best practice through initiatives and events for customers and prospects, as well as our own team – all of which are designed to help reduce accidents and injuries in the workplace.”

Representatives from Toyota will be on hand throughout the Safety Conference to provide delegates with expert advice and will also host a best practice seminar.

FLTA chief executive David Ellison said: “Toyota bring with them a tremendous amount of knowledge, backed by a genuine commitment to raising awareness of the key issues affecting safe fork lift truck operations in the UK. It promises to be a very informative session.

“We are currently finalising this year’s programme, but – as ever – this year’s Safety Conference will be packed with solid and practical information that will be of benefit to everyone whose work involves fork lift trucks: from owners to trainers to safety officers.

“As usual the conference coincides with our annual Safety Week when we will be encouraging everyone to achieve a gold standard in every aspect of their fork lift truck operations.

“Our expert line-up of speakers will provide delegates with an invaluable opportunity to hear about the latest safety research and products available to enhance workplace safety. What’s more, they’ll go away with essential knowledge to help implement positive changes in their workspace.”

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