The Fork Lift Truck Association

We strongly encourage all users of fork lift trucks to join the Fork Lift Truck Association.

Formed in 1972, the Fork Lift Truck Association is the most representative body of its kind in Europe.  It exists to maintain and raise standards in the materials handling industry. In doing so, it helps in protecting the interests of consumers as well as enhancing both safety and productivity in the workplace.

Cohen Cramer Solicitors are members of the the Forklift Truck Association Safe User Group.

Code of Practice

Every FLTA member must adhere to a Code of Practice. They must:

Ensure trucks are delivered in a safe and serviceable condition.

  • Satisfy themselves that the equipment is suitable for the intended application
  • Ensure only competent engineers service and repair trucks
  • Carry out regular servicing as per contract requirements
  • Carry out all Health & Safety requirements including Thorough Examination as appropriate
  • Use a contract which has been approved by the Fork Lift Truck Association
  • Accurately represent facts relating to a contract
  • Ensure that the contract embodies all the express terms and conditions of the agreement
  • Respect confidential business information supplied to them in the course of their business
  • Have public liability and product liability insurance of at least 5 million pounds
  • Make available insurance document for inspection
  • Behave with integrity and encourage such conduct by others in the business of hiring lift trucks
  • Transact business in such a manner as will reflect credit on that Member and the industry
  • Strive to improve their own competence and that of others in the industry
  • Exercise care in the day to day conduct of business relationships
  • Make available up-to-date records for inspection by a person authorised by the Fork Lift Truck Association
  • Deal promptly with all queries or complaints from a customer

To find out more or to apply for membership please contact:

Fork Lift Truck Association

34B Kingfisher Court,
Hambridge Road,
RG14 5SJ


phone: 01635 277577