Why do I need training?
Lift trucks are essential to almost any
business needing to move either bulk or pallated materials.
Different types of trucks and attachments make them even more
adaptable and effective business tools. Even the most
experienced lift truck operators can find themselves in hazardous
and potentially dangerous situations. Serious accidents can
and do occur without proper training. Training is a legal
requirement. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment
Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employees to ensure that lift
trucks are operated only by employees who have received appropriate
training and assessed in accordance with the Code of Practice for
lift trucks laid down by the Health and Safety Commission. The
Code of Practice recognises Lantra Awards as an accrediting body for
the training and assessment of lift truck operators.