How can you benefit from a FLTA Audit?
The FLTA audit is designed to ensure that Full Dealer Members are legislatively compliant and are otherwise engaged in best practice. Even where legislation may not apply.
A lot of companies can rent or sell you a fork lift truck. And all of them will probably tell you that they’re the best (we actually are!). But few, if any, can back that up with solid evidence. However, by being a member of the Fork Lift Truck Association, you know that they must abide by a stringent code of practise. And they will comply with the member audit. Meaning that if they’re a member of the FLTA, you know they actually are the best!
What is the Code of Practice (CoP)?
The CoP is a commitment: to deliver robust, prompt service support carried out by fully trained engineers, use high quality parts, use a hire contract that has been approved by the Fork Lift Truck Association and are backed by insurance cover of more than £5m.
This means that members of the FLTA ensure that the equipment they supply is right for you. They will take the time to understand your application and your future plans. Then they will offer expert advice in order to identify the most appropriate equipment for your site.
Above all, they are required to behave with integrity. To find out more about the CoP, get in touch with us.
What is the Member Audit?
Underpinning that code, is the FLTA Audit. Developed specifically for the fork lift truck industry, it is unlike many accreditations that use online questionnaire. They are, consequently, vulnerable to malpractice. Instead, a Quality Manager from the FLTA undertakes a physical on-site visit to inspect more than 100 criteria, across legally required areas of safety, health and environment procedures. A highly effective health check, it allows the membership to share best practice and so you can be assured that the advice and support that is delivered to you by your chosen fork lift company, is an expert one.
What does this mean for you?
As a customer, the Member Audit compliance provides assurance that you will receive work of standards demonstrably higher than non-compliant companies. Importantly, audit-compliant companies operate more efficiently and cost-effectively – thereby delivering greater value to you as a customer. Crucially, by employing the services of a professional, FLTA audited company, you remove a potentially weak link in your chain of traceability and accountability.
So don’t settle for anything less!
For more information, either give us a call or find your local FLTA Member. You can find them, here.