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Do operators need training?

Yes. It is a legal requirement that all operators have recognised training for the equipment being used.

Do operators have to be retested?

Yes. Under Health & Safety guidelines operators of forklift trucks have to be retested at regular intervals, normally every 3-5 years.

Do managers or supervisors need to be trained?

Yes. PUWER Regulations 1998 state that ” all persons who supervise or manage the use of work equipment have received adequate training for the purpose of Health & Safety”.

Do trucks have to be inspected daily?

Yes. A qualified forklift operator must inspect forklifts at the start of every shift. (we can provide daily check sheets for equipment).

Will one certificate cover an operator for all trucks?

No. Certification will only cover an operator for the piece of equipment that they have undergone training for. For instance a counterbalance licence will not cover an operator for a reach truck.

Will the certification cover our company for Health & Safety and Insurance purposes?

Yes. 2 Start Training Ltd Forklift truck training Instructors and Examiners are fully accredited with ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register). All training courses are to the National Standards.

Is there an age requirement for forklift operators?

Yes. Operators must be over the minimum school leaving age of 16, unless operating in dockyards where the age requirement is 18 or over.

Can training be completed on our company premises?

Yes. On-site training is a good idea; it gives operators practice in the working environment. Sufficient room must be given for practical off job training.

Do operators need a car driving licence?

No. A driving licence for a car is not needed unless forklifts are being driven on the road.

How many candidates can attend a course?

The maximum amount of trainees that can attend a course is three. (unless stated otherwise)

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