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Congratulations to Gary and Chris on achieving ITSSAR in Fork Lift Driving

Chris Wordsworth and Gary Standing, two of Auto Marine’s top fork lift drivers now have ITSSAR status (Independent Training Standards Scheme & Register) in the provision of fork lift training. They now possess the necessary skills to deliver structured training programmes to ensure all fork lift drivers on the shop floor are competent in both Reach & Counter Balance fork lift driving.

Previously Auto Marine outsourced the fork lift training for staff but this often proved problematic due to shift work schedules and often the training received was not of a high enough standard. To overcome this shortfall, Auto Marine decided to train two of their top fork lift truck drivers to ITSSAR standards.

Every fork truck operator now undergoes a stringent training program ending with a test, where they have to achieve a high percentage to pass.

This has led to a more structured, easier to manage training program. Chris comments “the training Gary and I received was fantastic. It is so much better to be able to train the other fork lift drivers on-site as opposed to the previous off-site option. It allows for a more hands-on approach ultimately creating a safer work place for all staff.”