REF: TWI 418 DATE: 6th October 2011
EMBARGO: For Immediate Release
Leading high quality loading and unloading equipment specialist Thorworld Industries’ commitment to customer service has been enhanced with the launch of its Mobile Yardramp Training programme, designed to train customers in the safe and efficient use of Thorworld ramps.
Although not a legal requirement, the course has been developed to help employers meet their requirement under the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999. This stipulates that “every employer shall ensure that his employees are provided with adequate health and safety training.”
Carried out on-site for up to 10 employees at any one time, the fixed-price course introduces those attending to the safe and efficient use of the loading ramp in a way that is thorough yet easily understood.
"The course explains the major parts and functions of the specific ramp used by the customer," explains Thorworld Industries managing director John Meale. "It covers in detail the safe working procedures in the operation of the ramp and highlights potential dangers if used incorrectly.
"From raising and lowering, to connecting to a trailer, good yardramp practice involves procedures that some people may perhaps find daunting, but which are easy to master with clear guidance. Our thorough course, including all appropriate pre- and post-use checks, ensures a smooth, efficient and above all safe process for all yardramp users," he adds.
The course comprises a sit-down classroom theory and a practical session, with successful training then tested by a short examination. Every course is run by an experienced Thorworld engineer, each of whom have themselves successfully completed an independent Train-The-Trainer course.
Thorworld is SAFEcontractor approved, giving a guaranteed level of safety while on-site. Under the independent SAFEcontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines their health and safety procedures and track record for safe practice, with only those companies that meet the very highest standards are accepted into the scheme.
The Mobile Yardramp Training programme is available regardless of whether the customer has purchased a Thorworld yardramp or hired one via the company’s popular RentARamp® division.
"Whether a yardramp is being used to support a short-term contract or temporary project, or is set to be an on-site mainstay for years to come, our Mobile Yardramp Training Programme offers essential peace of mind in undertaking vehicle or container loading and unloading operations," concludes John Meale.
Thorworld container loading ramps are specifically designed to provide fast, efficient and safe loading and unloading of vehicles and containers by forklift truck, particularly where there is no dedicated, raised loading bay area.
The company offers the most comprehensive selection of ramps from 6,000kg to 15,000kg capacities – available for purchase or rental on a sale or return basis – with an overall product offering comprising three specific ranges, including Super Deluxe, Deluxe and Standard (heavy, medium and light duty) models.
All Thorworld ramps are CE marked and fully conform to the latest UK and European quality and safety standards and legislation. Bespoke models can also be supplied to meet the needs of individual customers.
The company also provides a comprehensive after-sales service and maintenance facility to ensure the continuing safe and efficient operation of its loading ramps.
About Thorworld Industries
Thorworld Industries is firmly established as one of the foremost designers, manufacturers and suppliers to the loading bay and materials handling sectors and is recognised as both a market leader and innovator in the supply of quality engineered equipment.
The company provides a one-stop, single source for the UK’s widest range of high quality loading bay & materials handling equipment, safety aids and accessories, including dock shelters & seals, dock levellers, modular loading docks, dock plates & boards, dock & vehicle bumpers, wheel chocks & vehicle restraints, traffic & dock lights, wheel guides & alignment curbs, access ramps, trailer safety jacks and mobile yardramps (available for purchase or rental on a sale or return basis through the company’s RentARamp® division), together with the Truckloada® mobile yardlift and the Dockloada® scissor lift platform.
For more information about Thorworld mobile yardramps and its new training programme, or to obtain a copy of their latest Product Range Catalogue contact: Thorworld Industries Ltd, Tel: 01246 260981, Fax: 01246 260493, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.thorworld.co.uk
ISSUED BY/MEDIA ENQUIRIES TO:
McConnells Public Relations
49 Uttoxeter New Road
Tel: 01332 222900
Fax: 01332 222901
Contact: Simon Kinnear, PR Account Manager
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF:
Thorworld Industries Ltd
Station Lane Industrial Estate
Derbyshire, S41 9QX
Tel: 01246 260981
Fax: 01246 260493
Contact: John Meale, Managing Director
Text and image/s © 2011 McConnells and Thorworld Industries Ltd
McConnells and its client/agents reserve the right to make photocopies/digital copies of any media coverage arising from its press releases and articles, free of any payments to media owners and/or their agents or other bodies.