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A year for Stackers Training at Apollo Park, Wroxton

This time last year, we were taking delivery of our Linde forklift trucks and setting up our brand new training centre at Apollo Park, Wroxton.  Once we gained RTITB accreditation (Road Transport Industry Training Board) at our centre, training commenced immediately and has increased over the last ..
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Forklift Training – Evenings and Weekends

With the growing demand for training courses during the day at our training centre near Banbury, we are now introducing evening and weekend training for courses on the reach, counterbalance and pedestrian stacker trucks.   A refresher course for one person could be carried out in one evening an ..
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Training in Woodford Halse

We were delighted to return to Woodford Halse in Northamptonshire recently to provide some counterbalance training for a company in Great Central Way.   Forklift training requirements in this area are on the increase with the nearby Manor Business Park, on the outskirts of Woodford Halse.  Thi ..
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Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – reduction to course durations

The Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB) have recently updated the course durations for training on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.   This is to bring their training more in line with IPAF’s course durations (International Powered Access Federation).   The new course durations, w ..
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Updated Basic Operating Skills Test for Counterbalance and Reach Trucks

From 1st September 2018, the Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) have updated the basic operating skills test for Counterbalance and Reach trucks.  This has been amended following feedback from the industry.   The ABA is administered by the member bodies who allocate representatives to attend ..
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A visit to Banbury Museum

We had an interesting visit to Banbury Museum last Thursday with the Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce.  The museum is situated on the Oxford Canal opposite Tooley’s historic boatyard.   Simon Townsend, the Museum’s Director, told us about the current development work which is goi ..
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Warwickshire – our neighbouring county

Our forklift training centre at Apollo Park, Wroxton is just a few miles from the Warwickshire border.  This county is famous for the magnificent Warwick Castle, situated on the banks of the river Avon.   Warwickshire has been named as one of the best places to visit in Europe, according to th ..
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Can a disabled person operate a forklift truck?

Having a disability does not necessarily mean you cannot operate a forklift truck. We were recently asked by one of our customers if one of their employees, who has a slight disability, would be able to operate a forklift truck.   The advice from the HSE’s Approved Code of Practice is as foll ..
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Training in Pershore

Last week we carried out some novice training on the counterbalance truck in the lovely town of Pershore in Worcestershire.  Pershore is situated on the River Avon, approximately 10 miles from Worcester and 6 miles from Evesham. It is an unspoiled, picturesque Market Town, famed for its elegant Geo ..
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A morning in Banbury Town Hall

We spent in interesting morning in Banbury Town Hall on Saturday 14th July at the Banbury Job Fair.   Banbury Town Hall is a historic venue.  It is a Gothic style building and is seen as one of the best specimens of 19th century Gothic to be found in the country.  It was designed by … ..
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