CFTS partners: BITA and the FLTA

CFTS is a joint venture between the industry’s major trade associations.

Because of the urgent need for clarity over Thorough Examination standards, the materials handling industry’s major trade associations joined forces to create CFTS. As a result, the scheme is backed by the UK’s leading independent voices on equipment safety, operation and best practice.

The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) is a substantial and dynamic trade association representing a membership of lift truck manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and media operating in the UK.

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is the largest, most representative body of its kind in Europe. It exists to raise standards across industries that use materials handling equipment, enhancing safety and productivity.

The FLTA and BITA have now merged to form the UK Material Handling Association.

CFTS was developed to ensure its standards and procedures fully meet the requirements of UK health and safety regulations for lifting equipment and workplace transport.

Both BITA and the FLTA are cited in the HSE’s own general guidance document on Thorough Examination for Lifting Equipment (download the PDF here).

See why BITA and the FLTA created the CFTS industry standard, here.