Training – food for thought

July 24, 2015 | posted in: BJB NEWS, forklift training, national account management | by

As a leading forklift provider for the Humber region, BJB Lift Trucks are well placed to deliver material handling equipment solutions to the key fish and food processing sectors. With the largest concentration of cold storage in Europe, some 70% of UK seafood and over 80% of the chilled food market is processed in the Humber region. BJB’s experience in supporting warehouses, cold stores and processing factories with equipment gives them a unique understanding of the challenges faced in training operators for these environments.

Seafood and chilled food processing are fast moving operations and there is pressure on forklift operators to move quickly and avoid damaging goods and surroundings. Such pressure can result in a higher risk of accidents occurring. Therefore, it is hugely important that forklift operators in these environments are adequately trained. At BJB Lift Trucks, we are able to offer clients a choice of accredited RTITB and ITSSAR courses, either in our bespoke training centre or on the client’s site. Following training, with courses ranging from complete novice to refresher training for experience operators, candidates receive both theory and practical tests of their skills and knowledge.

The comprehensive courses also include information, advice and guidance about the Health & Safety at Work Act, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER). BJB Lift Trucks can also provide courses for people who supervise and manage forklift operators to ensure a strong ethic of safe forklift operations exists throughout a client’s employee structure.

For more information or advice regarding our training courses, please contact our Training Manager, John Smith, on 08701 258907. Also, don’t forget BJB Lift Trucks can supply a wide variety of forklifts, reach trucks and powered pallet trucks suitable for use in cold store environments!