We offer various types of training for forklifts all of which complies to the standards set by the HSE under the L117.
Forklift training can be conducted either on site in your company or at our fully equipped training centre near Dudley.
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) place certain requirements on employers. You must make sure that all people who use, supervise or manage the use of work equipment have received adequate training, which includes:
■ the correct use of the equipment;
■ any risks from its use;
■ the precautions to take. If you are self-employed, you need to do the same type of training, and achieve the same standard, as employers are required to provide to their employees.
Who should you train?
Potential lift-truck operators should be:
■ reasonably fit, both physically and mentally, to safely control and operate lift trucks, with the learning ability and potential to become competent operators;
■ reliable, with a responsible attitude to their work;
■ physically capable – you should assess this on an individual basis. You may need to get medical advice and make reasonable adjustments to enable some disabled people to work as lift-truck operators. The Equality Act 2010 is likely to apply;
■ over the minimum school-leaving age (16), except in ports, where they must be at least 18 years old, unless they are undergoing a suitable course of training, properly supervised by a competent person. Children under 16 should never operate lift trucks.