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Mentor appoints new Commercial Director

We are very pleased to welcome Adam Smith as Mentor’s new Commercial Director. With a wealth of experience in workplace transport training, including his most recent role as Managing Director of AITT, Adam brings with him extensive knowledge of MHE types and training requirements. Having worked with end users, training providers, instructors and manufacturers, he […]

How to protect those most at risk of a forklift accident

Every year 1300 people are involved in forklift-related accidents. But it is not lift truck operators who are most at risk — it’s everyone around them. A recent RIDDOR report into forklift truck accidents revealed 43 percent of incidents involved impacts with a third person. The unfortunate truth is that these types of incidents can […]

Working with delivery drivers: 3 common problems and how to solve them

For businesses with forklift trucks on site, the loading and unloading of delivery vehicles will likely be one of the machine’s primary functions. It also has the potential to be one of the most dangerous, if not done correctly.Undoubtedly, the risk of accidents and serious injuries increases whenever forklifts and pedestrians share the same working […]

5 records you must keep for forklift safety & compliance

The last year has forced many businesses to change and adapt. Processes and priorities may have shifted but letting important records fall by the wayside could cost you dearly. Well documented processes are vital for protecting your business and your workforce, and for keeping operations running smoothly. We take a closer look at some examples […]

National Forklift Safety Day 2021

The UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA) is urging businesses to get involved in National Forklift Safety Day 2021, taking place Tuesday 8th June. This year’s campaign theme is the importance of accredited Thorough Examination, accompanying updated GN28 guidance from UKMHA founder member BITA, regards examinations and safety inspections. You can get involved by visiting the […]

IPAF launches digital licences

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has launched an ePAL digital wallet to allow delegates on accredited training courses paperless access to important documentation. Available via a free app, delegates can store digital versions of their PAL (Powered Access Licence) cards, which provide confirmation of training, as well as new digital log-books to record practical […]

Mentor COVID-19 Business Update

We would like to provide further reassurance that we continue to safely deliver training, at customer sites nationwide and at our own training centres, in line with the latest government advice. Mentor remains fully functional, with offices open and contactable and some staff working from home. Regarding our training courses, the instructors carrying these out […]

Updated forklift training courses enhance learning experience

We’re pleased to announce that we have further developed our range of lift truck operator courses to continue to enhance the learning experience for delegates nationwide. At Mentor, we’ve always taken pride in the quality of our courses – not only are they accredited by leading bodies, they undergo rigorous internal development prior to release […]

8 forklift hazards managers should look out for to prevent costly accidents

A top priority for anyone overseeing forklift operations must be to ensure that everyone is working safely. But what does this look like day-to-day? It’s vital that managers and supervisors responsible for forklift safety can recognise good and bad practice and rectify any problems before they lead to an accident. Here are some of the […]

4 simple ways to minimise lost time by reducing accident risk

When an accident happens, everything stops. Not only is the safety of your most important asset – your team –compromised, but the productivity of your business as well. While the immediate effects are being dealt with, your deadlines are slipping by. Even a relatively minor incident such as a dropped pallet could result in delays, […]