BITA, the British Industrial Truck Association, has been the UK’s leading trade association for forklift truck manufacturers and suppliers, suppliers of associated components and services, and the materials handling media for 75 years. Working in partnership with international organisations, BITA plays a pivotal role in the industry, helping set and maintain the highest technical standards and working continually to improve forklift operational safety. Membership benefits include exclusive access to UK forklift sales statistics, free technical guidance notes and significant discounts on many of the highly regarded BITA publications. BITA maintains an active press presence.
Browse our wide range of essential safety and technical publications and buy online. BITA members receive FREE guidance notes, a 20% discount on all Operators Safety Code booklets and special prices on other items.
BITA membership is open to fork-lift truck manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and media operating in the UK. Any company operating within one of those four groups is welcome to apply for membership. Click here for more details of each membership group.
The HSE has recently updated its Approved Code of Practice regarding whether or not
low-lift equipment such as a hand pallet truck – is subject to LOLER examination.
As part of BITA’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of its formation, all BITA Members are invited to the new-look 2018 BITA AGM event. Taking place at the JCB World HQ in Staffordshire on Friday 19th October, the complimentary event will be content-rich and feature a keynote from leading Brexit commentator Tom Harris.
The 2016 International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) was a huge success with over 16,000 visitors and 409 exhibitors packing out five halls of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.
IMHX Event Director Rob Fisher said: “While the ‘biggest-ever’ numbers speak for themselves, what really validates the success of IMHX 2016 is the sheer number of exhibitors describing the quality of their experience and taking out their pens to sign up for the 2019 show.”
IMHX will next be held on 24-27 September 2019. Click here to read more and to find out the 2016 Design4Safety Award winners.