Goscor Lift Trucks Company (GLTC) has pledged its support for the Forklift Driver Competition to be held at Electra Mining Africa. The competition is a Lifting Africa and LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA) initiative which gives forklift operators an opportunity to showcase their skills.

In an effort to help promote the importance of forklift operation and operators in the supply chain and logistics industry, GLTC will be one of the main sponsors of the Forklift Driver Competition scheduled to take place at Electra Mining Africa in September.

Entries are open for all operators who have a valid forklift licence and can operate either a reach truck or a counterbalance forklift truck in racking applications. The focus of the competition is on accurate, safe driving skills and knowledge of the machine.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation, with the winner set to walk away with a R20 000 prize and a trophy. The first round of heats for counterbalanced forklift operation will be an online test to assess entrants’ practical skills, theoretical knowledge, attitude and efficiency.

GLTC’s sponsorship will help cast the spotlight on the importance of safety and training in the forklift industry.  The company believes that training is a key factor in the safe operation of forklifts and the industry’s quest to reduce safety incidents.