The International Forklift Operator of the Year contest takes place once every three years and aims to celebrate the most skilled and safe forklift drivers from around the world. Explosion protection specialists Pyroban, who share our commitment to efficient and safe driving in the workplace, will be a test sponsor for our 2016 competition.
“Pyroban is committed to promoting the importance of safety in the materials handling industry while providing protection for workers operating in or close to potentially explosive environments” says Matthew Shirkie, Group Operations Manager at Pyroban. “Through this contest, RTITB helps to bring forklift safety to the fore, raising awareness of the different safety considerations that are needed throughout the whole industry, which is why we are proud to support this year’s International Forklift Operator of the Year Competition.”
Pyroban will be raising awareness of the hazards of using forklift trucks in potentially explosive areas through one of the practical driving tests taking place at the competition’s live heats at IMHX from 13th – 16th September; and the Grand Final on 11th November.
Safety is of the utmost importance to Pyroban, who provide explosion protection solutions for materials handling equipment used in potentially explosive work environments. While Pyroban systems help to prevent explosions, there is also a need for driver awareness of the risks of working in potentially explosive environments.
Working together to improve the safety of operators across the globe, Pyroban and ourselves encourage employers with drivers, working with Pyroban converted forklifts, to enter the competition.
The competition is open to all trained counterbalance operators working on any type of forklift.
For more information on the competition or how to enter the International Forklift Operator of the Year 2016, visit www.opofyear.com or contact Amy Southall – Amy_Southall@rtitb.co.uk – (0)1952 520218.
To find out more on Pyroban’s range of safety solutions visit www.pyroban.com.