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Management training a ‘major issue’ at IMHX

Management training a ‘major issue’ at IMHX

Mentor Training, the UK’s leading provider of workplace transport and materials handling equipment training, has reported its busiest IMHX ever after speaking to a record number of existing and potential customers at the exhibition.

Stuart Taylor, managing director of Mentor Training said: “We’re happy to report an exceptionally strong IMHX this year with a striking growth of interest in courses aimed at the entire workforce.

“Two major talking points, in particular, dominated our discussions at the NEC.

“The first focused on management training and the range of courses available that are specifically targeted towards managers and supervisors who directly oversee forklift truck operations.

“Their role is key to establishing a safer culture in environments where workplace transport is in operation, and the interest we received from small companies through to large multinationals leads me to believe that many organisations now recognise that training forklift operators alone is simply not enough.

“Mentor’s tailor-made range of AITT and IOSH-accredited courses includes the very popular Managing Forklift Operations course, specifically designed for this purpose. These courses demonstrate how upholding best practice not only leads to a safer workforce but also to increased employee efficiency, productivity and profits.

“We also had very positive feedback on our new award-nominated training video, Safely Working with Lift Trucks, which earnt universal praise for its hard-hitting approach to forklift truck safety awareness.

“Not only does the video act as a reminder for operators at risk of becoming complacent, but it informs pedestrians - often omitted from forklift safety training - of the hazards they face in their everyday working environment. This is vital because they are actually the ones most at risk, making up 57% of those injured in accidents involving forklift trucks.”

“What’s increasingly apparent is the recognition that high quality training for the entire workforce is required to affect long term improvements and that safer, more efficient fork lift operations can not only boost productivity but contribute directly to the bottom line.”

For advice on improving site safety or further information on the course discussed above, please contact Mentor on 01246 555222 or visit

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