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AITT to focus on the role of the operator at IMHX

For our first-time appearance at the UK largest intralogistics exhibition, we will emphasises the human factor in a time of increasing automation. AITT will focus firmly on the continuing importance of the forklift truck operator despite the trend toward greater automation.


 “Although automation is going to be a big theme at IMHX, for many of those attending that may never become a reality because of the scale or diversity of their daily operations,” explains Adam Smith, Managing Director of leading accrediting body AITT.


 “For them, the role of the operator is still fundamental and it’s essential that they are properly equipped to do the work safely and efficiently. A key part of that is ensuring that training adheres to the highest industry standards, especially in these changing times where technology and equipment are evolving and becoming ever more specialised. Consistency, as always, is key.”


We will be available on stand 20B152 to spell out the significant changes that have occurred in the areas of training requirements and testing in recent years, and will provide advice and information on new industry standards.



  Importantly, we will also be demonstrating its Personal Electronic Forklift Testing (PEFT) system, recently launched as an innovative alternative to traditional paper forms.


  “PEFT was designed to transform testing procedures for both instructors and trainees. The tests are contained within an app so there is no need to send and store paper copies,” said Adam.



  “IMHX will be a great opportunity for visitors to see how PEFT works and familiarise themselves with it.” 



 As an added incentive, a competition will be running with the prize of one year’s free membership. Visitors to the stand will be able to fill in an entry form, and the lucky winner will be chosen during the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on the 27thSeptember.


Members of the team will be offering support to visitors looking to join their extensive UK member network, as well as insight into the host of services available. 


“People might not know that AITT can advise members on much more than training. We can come to a customer’s site to do audits and check their compliance with regulations,” said Adam. 


  But sharing the importance of accredited training will remain AITT’s top priority when meeting visitors at IMHX. 



Adam concluded: “You should never underestimate the importance of proper training, and should ensure that it meets industry best practice guidelines. Companies have a duty to make sure that their operators are trained in order to reduce the risk of accidents. At IMHX we’ll be on hand to answer any questions visitors have about training or how they can make sure that they are meeting their responsibilities.”