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National Forklift Safety Day 2022

National Forklift Safety Day – 14th June 2022 Operator Training Established in the United States in 2013 by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), National Forklift Safety Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness of the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training. Each year, the campaign has a different …

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New Company Details

As a result of the widely publicised merger of The Fork Lift Truck Association Ltd (FLTA), with The British Industrial Truck Association Ltd (BITA), to form the UK Material Handling Association Ltd (UKMHA), we wish to advise you that, as of May 1st 2022, both BITA and FLTA will cease trading in their own right.  …

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Introducing The Archies 2022

UKMHA transforms Awards for Excellence and marks new era for material handling industry.

Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products

EU Regulation 2019/1020 (EU MSC) enters in to force on 16 July 2021. It does not apply in Great Britain, but, for as long as the Northern Ireland Protocol is in place, EU rules on goods, including those relating to market surveillance and compliance will apply in NI. For Great Britain the applicable legislation continues …

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Industry celebrates its best and brightest

Winners of 26th UKMHA Awards for Excellence announced The much-anticipated UKMHA Awards for Excellence was streamed live on Saturday 10th April to reveal who would finally be crowned winners. Having been twice postponed due to the pandemic, the event was taken online – a first for the UKMHA in its history of holding the Awards. …

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UKMHA calls for a cultural revolution in safety

Leading forklift industry body stresses importance of company-wide safety plans With the NHS under great pressure due to the pandemic, now more than ever it is imperative that incidents requiring medical assistance, major or minor, are avoided. Due to this, the UK Material Handling Association has stressed the importance of creating a ‘safety culture’ at …

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It’s on – online! Virtual Awards on 10th April

UKMHA Awards for Excellence set to celebrate best in industry The UK Material Handling Association has announced the new date for its prestigious Awards for Excellence, which recognises the best and brightest in the materials handling sector. As the longest running event of its kind, the 26th UKMHA Awards was due to take place in …

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The help you want… when you need it most

Tapping into the unique knowledge and resources of a reliable trade organisation can make all the difference to the safety of your operations says the UK Material Handling Association. Staying safe means following correct guidance, but it’s not always easy to identify what that is… or where to find it When the pandemic began, it …

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