Forklift Training in Boston
We are able to offer courses for both novice and experienced operators.
Here at James T Whitaker we have been providing a range of forklift training courses across Boston and the wider area for several years. We are a family run business and our team of accredited trainers travel across the UK. With over 15 years of industry experience, you can rest assured that we will always be able to train and teach your staff.
To add to this, our company is monitored by ITSSAR under the HSC Accreditation Scheme. This ensures that all Recommended Training Standards are met.
We understand that training is crucial when it comes to forklifts and other operated vehicles. Without proper skills, it is easier for accidents to occur and this poses a risk to stock as well as other people in the area. Some of our courses include:
Furthermore, the team hold both full public liability and professional indemnity insurance for your peace of mind.
In the workplace, lift trucks can be dangerous if they are not controlled correctly. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), around 8,000 accidents are reported each year which involve a forklift truck. This figure represents 25% of all workplace accidents which is a shocking statistic. This includes injuries to people, damage to equipment, as well as death.
In a large number of cases, it is the driver who is to blame. As an employer of a facility which uses trucks, it is up to you to ensure that your drivers have the correct forklift training. Doing this makes sure that they are those around them are safe, reducing the risk of accidents on site.
MEWPs are used in a large number of industries to provide fast and safe access to hard to reach areas. Whilst this is a secure working platform, if they are not controlled properly they can easily become overloaded. The Health and Safety at Work Act requires workers and employers to be trained when operating a mobile elevated work platform. It is important to follow the latest guidelines as this keeps you and everyone around you safe at all times.
Whether you are a first time operator or have years of experience, the courses offered are ideal. Some include retesting, familiarisation on new equipment, conversion to other types of MEWP, as well as an assessment of their driving skills.
Below are a few of the platforms that we can train you on using:
The time that these training courses take will vary on the experience and skill level of the trainee. For any further details, please feel free to get in contact with us.
With a population of around 35,000, the town of Boston is located within Lincolnshire and was once thought to have been a Roman settlement. There is plenty of history to be found here and the town gives its name to Boston, Massachusetts in the USA.
For those who live here and who are visiting, there are plenty of places to visit. Some of the most popular locations include St Botolph’s Church, Boston Guildhall, as well as Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve.