Hitec awarded prestigious certificate of accreditation from the UK Materials Handling Association

There are many options when it comes to hiring or buying materials handling equipment, and all may claim to be the best. However few, if any of these options, can back this up with solid evidence. We can.

Hitec Lift Trucks has become one of the first in the UK to be awarded the prestigious national certificate of accreditation from the country’s foremost authority on materials handling: the UK Materials Handling Association (UKMHA).

As members of the UK Materials Handling Association, Hitec abides by a stringent Code of Practice. The Code is evidence that we are competent to offer expert advice and specify the most appropriate equipment. It means we deliver robust, prompt service support, carried out by fully trained engineers, and use high quality parts.

Underpinning the Code of Practice is the UKMHA’s rigorous Audit.  Developed specifically for the fork lift truck industry, it is unlike many accreditations that use an online questionnaire. Instead, a Compliance Manager from the UKMHA undertakes a physical on-site visit to inspect more than 100 criteria, across the areas of health and safety, environmental procedures and working practices.

UKMHA Compliance Manager Lee Medway carried out the audit, he explains why the process is so important “The audit is designed to give customers real peace of mind.  As an UKMHA audit accredited company, they know that Hitec Lift Trucks has measured up to an industry-led health check, works to standards demonstrably higher than non-compliant companies and removes a potentially weak link in your chain of traceability and accountability.”

Simon Lewis, General Manager at Hitec, added “We are thrilled to have received certification from the UKMHA. It reinforces to our customers that they are dealing with a trusted company who supply safe, compliant and high quality equipment. The audit process also gave us the opportunity to review our operations in detail, understand how we can keep improving our service, and ensure we continue to deliver to the high standards our customers expect.”

Why would you settle for anything less? We’re better than the rest… and we can prove it. For all materials handling requirements, just #AskHitec.