Hyster Europe demonstrated its commitment to supporting skilled lift truck operation and quality training by sponsoring the Forklift Instructor of the Year competition at Talent in Logistics 2018 in Telford, UK.
Hyster Europe also exhibited in the Information Zone at the event to showcase its breadth of solutions for the logistics industry, informing delegates about tough lift trucks and warehouse trucks to support efficient operations while maintaining a low cost of ownership.
Forklift Instructor of the Year 2018
Taking place on 21st June at the Telford International Centre, UK, the Forklift Instructor of the Year contest saw 12 finalists compete in a range of practical, theory and pre-use challenges designed to test their skills and knowledge. Only those qualified instructors who scored most highly in a challenging online test were invited to participate in the finals of the competition, which exists to recognise excellence in lift truck training and instruction.
Lift truck instructors use Hyster® electric lift trucks
Practical tests saw some of the UK’s best lift truck instructors operating a Hyster® J2.0XNT forklift, a popular electric lift truck throughout the logistics industry and particularly well-suited to warehousing and storage applications.
Hyster® attachments for the logistics industry
During the challenges, competitors worked with a range of different attachments. Hyster® trucks can be easily customised with forklift attachments, and other accessories, to meet the specific handling needs of logistics operations. Reel clamps, multi-pallet handlers and container clamps are all popular choices supplied with Hyster® lift trucks for demanding warehouse environments.
The Talent in Logistics Awards
Following a full day of competition at the Talent in Logistics Conference, the winner of Forklift Instructor of the Year 2018 was announced at the Talent in Logistics Awards.
The trophy was presented to the winner – Antony Smith of UK Industries Training – by Chris Exley, Business Development Manager, National Accounts for Hyster® dealer, Briggs Equipment UK, alongside UK TV personality and popular sports presenter, Jeff Stelling.
The Talent in Logistics Awards are the only awards completely dedicated to recognising the exceptional people at every level of learning and development in transport and logistics, as well as those people and organisations which are inspiring and training the next generation of logistics talent.
For more information on Forklift Instructor of the Year, visit the Talent in Logistics website.