Mark's Zambia trip helps improve safety

A Corby forklift truck instructor has returned from a week's placement in Zambia where he took part in a programme to reduce the number of road fatalities in the country.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 7th February 2016, 7:00 am

Mark Prickett, who has worked as National Training Manager at materials handling equipment supplier Impact’s Corby branch in Brunel Road for the last 12 years, was taking part in a programme run by international development charity Transaid.

During the week, Mark, who lives in Penrhyn Close, trained ITC staff in the correct maintenance procedures for a new three-tonne Cat lift truck, delivered by Impact and donated to the programme by Cat Lift Trucks.

Speaking about his experience, Mark said: “I usually spend my time travelling around the UK delivering technical training for Impact, so swapping the UK for Zambia was certainly an eye-opener.

“The secondment was one of the most challenging and worthwhile experiences of my career with Impact. It was great to be able to help Transaid, and see first-hand why professional driver training is so important.

“Facing and overcoming obstacles like the language barrier were particularly rewarding – it certainly enhanced my communication skills, and made me more adaptable in my approach to training.”

Impact has supported Transaid with an annual financial contribution since pledging its support as a corporate member last year, and has made efforts to raise awareness of the charity.