Check out the RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year video
09 December 2016
The video captures the highlights of the 2016 heats final which took place at the recent IMHX show.
RTITB managing director, Laura Nelson, highlights the increasing importance of this competition – which for the first time invited operators from all over the world – in promoting safe and efficient lift truck operation within our industry.
There is often the misconception that conscientious operators are slow and therefore inefficient, but as Nelson notes in this showcase, the industry needs more operators like this to help reduce workplace incidents and improve safety which will actually work towards a more efficient workplace.
This years’ competition was also a stark reminder of the diversity of our industry, as the first ever female operators earned places in the Grand Final. Amongst the 12 Grand Finalists, RTITB also welcomed their youngest ever contestant, at aged 18, who also qualified for the Grand Final.