It is estimated that each year 10% of all investigated accidents involving lift trucks are caused largely by the lack of opertor training, resulting in injury to operators and to those around them. As an employer, you have an obligation to ensure that all operators who use work equipment are trained to approved standards and that their supervisors are also adequately trained.
Employers should not allow anyone to operatre mechanical handling equipment, even on a very casual basis, if they have not satisfactorily completed basic training and testing. Training, followed by regular monitoring of performance of your operators, is by far the best way to promote safer use of mechanical handling equipment.
Our Forklift Truck training courses are designed for lift truck operators who may or may not have had previous operating experience. The duration of the course can vary, depending on the candidates operating experience.
The courses are run by qualified and experienced instructors and are approved by ITSSAR (The Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register).
Training is available at customers premises for any of the following Mechanical Handling Equipment:
Training is also available on the following associated subjects:
Training can take place in your own working environment using the lifting equipment and loads that your staff are familiar with. All we ask is that the customers provide a suitable area for practical training, an appropriate machine, suitable loads and indoor facilities for presenting theoretical training. Alternatively, we can arrange for your staff to attend our training centre in Stonehouse, where courses can be run for Reach, Counter Balance and Pivot Steer trucks, if this is more convenient.
There is currently NO requirement from the HSE for routine training at set intervals, however employers DO have a duty to re-assess and monitor their fork lift truck operators on a regular basis.
"A company was prosecuted for health and safety failings after an employee was struck by a reversing fork-lift truck at its depot in Stevenage. Portable toilet hire firm Elliott Ltd – previously known as Elliott Loohire Ltd – was ordered to pay a £7,000 fine and £3,198 in prosecution costs after it admitted breaching health and safety law at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court. July 2010"
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