Lots of people can hire or sell you a fork lift truck… and all will tell you they’re the best. But few, if any, can back that up with solid evidence.
South West Forklifts has become one of the first in the UK to be awarded the national certificate of accreditation from the country’s foremost authority on materials handling: the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA).
As members of the Fork Lift Truck Association, South West Forklifts abides by a stringent Code of Practice. The Code is evidence that we are competent to offer expert advice and specify the most appropriate equipment.
It means we deliver robust, prompt service support, carried out by fully trained engineers, use high quality parts and are backed by insurance cover of more than £5m.
Underpinning the Code of Practice is the FLTA’s rigorous Audit. Developed specifically for the fork lift truck industry, it is unlike many accreditations that use an on-line questionnaire. Instead, a Quality Manager from the FLTA undertakes a physical on-site visit to inspect more than 100 criteria, across the areas of health and safety, environmental procedures and working practices.
FLTA Quality Manager Lee Medway carried out the audit, he explains why the process is so important: “The audit is designed to give customers real peace of mind. As an FLTA audit accredited company, they know that South West Forklifts has measured up to an industry-led health check, works to standards demonstrably higher than non-compliant companies and removes a potentially weak link in your chain of traceability and accountability.”
Why would you settle for anything less?