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Lift trucks are widely used for moving materials and goods, but they are involved in about a quarter of all workplace transport accidents. The deaths and injuries caused can ruin lives and businesses. Even when an incident does not cause injury, it can still mean costly damage to lift trucks, buildings, fittings and goods.
We provide information for employers and those responsible for the safe operation of lift trucks, as well as those in control of worksites, the self-employed, managers and supervisors. Employees and their safety representatives may also find it useful.
As an employer you are required to provide basic training and testing for all lift-truck operators you employ (both new and existing). Properly trained operators can reduce the risk of lift-truck accidents in your workplace.
An ‘operator’  is anyone who operates a lift truck, even as a secondary or occasional part of their job, not only those whose job title is lift-truck operator.

Spectrum Training deliver forklift training on site and only use fully qualified RTITB instructors, ensuring that you get the right training from industry trained professionals. All of our training meets or exceeds the regulations and codes of practice in place, these include Puwer, Loler and Approved Code of Practice L117.

Driver CPC :- We are please to offer Driver CPC hours in conjuntion with our forklift courses, therefore, your drivers could as an example do a one day refresher courses on a moffett and also get 7 hours of Driver Periodic training, all done in the same day and only for an additional cost to cover certificates and JAUPT / DVSA upload fees. Call us Today for a Quote on 01452 452462

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The Law States :- As an employer you are required to provide basic training and testing for all lift-truck operators you employ (both new and existing). Properly trained operators can reduce the risk of lift-truck accidents in your workplace.
An ‘operator’  is anyone who operates a lift truck, even as a secondary or occasional part of their job, not only those whose job title is lift-truck operator.

What should training include :- Operator training should always include three stages:
■ Basic training.
■ Specific job training.
■ Familiarisation training.
Basic training
Basic training should cover fully all the skills and knowledge needed to safely operate the type of lift truck and handling attachments (if any) the trainee will use, including awareness of the risks from lift-truck operation. It should take place ‘off the job’, without the pressures of production. It is difficult to specify how long a course should last as many things affect the rate of learning, eg the ratio of trainees to instructors, but a course for a novice operator would typically last 3-5 days. See ‘Basic training: Objectives to consider’ (taken from Appendix 1 in L117) on page 3.
Testing
Instructors should continuously assess a trainee’s progress to ensure they achieve the required standards throughout training. At the end of the training, the trainee should pass a test, or tests, to demonstrate that they have the necessary practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to operate lift trucks safely. Appendix 2 of L117 includes suggestions for testing operator skills after basic training.

Specific job training
Specific job training will normally follow the completion of basic training, but may be combined or integrated with it. It will be tailored to your particular needs and include, where appropriate:
Knowledge and understanding of the operating principles and controls of the lift truck to be used, especially relating to handling attachments and loads specific to the job (to be repeated when the design of truck is changed);
Routine inspection and servicing of that truck, in accordance with the operator’s handbook or manufacturer’s instructions, which may reasonably be carried out by the operator (to be repeated when the design of truck is changed);
Using the truck in conditions the operator will meet at work, eg gangways; loading bays; racking; lifts; automatic doors; confined areas; cold stores; slopes; rough terrain; loading platforms; other vehicles; and bad weather;
Instruction on site rules, eg site layout; one-way systems; speed limits; general emergency procedures; using protective clothing and devices including operator restraints and eye and hearing protection; work near excavations and overhead lines; and other hazards;
Training in the work to be carried out, eg loading particular types of vehicle with loads normally found at that workplace; using the lift truck fitted with working platforms where appropriate;
Safe systems of work, which should include custody arrangements for keys.
Familiarisation training
Familiarisation training is the third stage of training, which should be carried out on the job, under close supervision, by someone with appropriate knowledge. This could include:
Applying, under normal working conditions, the skills already learned in basic and specific training, starting with simple tasks and moving on to more complex ones;
Becoming familiar with the lift-truck activities of the employer;
Familiarisation with the site layout, local emergency procedures and any other feature of the work which it is not practicable to teach off the job

We offer without any obligation  both guidance and advice on any of your forklift training requirements, so please fill free to contact us by either phoning us on 01452 452462 or 01179 456789. We look forward to hearing from you.

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