A Tribute to Shaun Prendergast
We would like to join CFTS in paying tribute to their valued technical manager, Shaun Prendergast.
Shaun passed away on Friday 9th November, after a period of illness and was surrounded by family.
Shaun had a wide and varied career, which began while serving HM forces in the UK and abroad. As part of the Specialist Team Royal Engineers, he was involved in undertaking vital engineering work: from repairing airfields in the Falkland Islands to working on bridges in Sierra Leone.
Upon completing his military service in 1992, as a Corporal in the Plant Troop within the Corps of Royal Engineers, Shaun began working in the materials handling industry, where he worked as a service manager for a mainstream dealer for nearly two decades.
Shaun joined CFTS in July 2012 and with his fellow technical manager Matthew Kennedy, successfully increased awareness, understanding and coverage of Thorough Examinations throughout the UK and Ireland.
Of his untimely passing, CFTS Chairman Geoff Martin responded: “Shaun was a very popular representative, advisor and trainer and I know that very many CFTS members and colleagues will miss him greatly. He conducted his affairs with the utmost integrity and humour.
At W Hall – the Forklift Centre we are committed to improving safety wherever possible. This is why we provide accredited Thorough Examination inspections as part of our service offering. Shaun was always very supportive of us and helped us out on several occasions with training and technical queries. His knowledge and support will be missed from the industry
“Our thoughts are with his wife and family. To them we extend our greatest sympathy at this most difficult time.”