A. Training is essential for part-time operators of any type of lift truck. Legally they need the same type and amount of training as a full-time operator. Please refer to the course details listed on our course pages, as well as seeking Flexi Training Co’s experience and advice in this respect.
A. Yes. The legislation covering this is the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, and Regulation 9 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). This requires that every employer ensures that all persons who use lift trucks, as well as those that supervise them, have received adequate training.
A. Definitely not. Any employer who allows an operator to drive workplace transport for which they have not received proper training puts the operator and the company at risk. Conversion training, to enable operators to extend the range of trucks they are qualified to drive, makes sound business sense for most companies. Please ask Flexi Training Co for details on what is involved.
A. Most certainly. Flexi Training Co provides a service to its customers maintaining records of training on their behalf for a minimum of seven years.
A. It doesn’t. This said it is increasingly common practise in British business to ensure that a company’s health and safety standards are maintained by providing continuous refresher training – typically every two, three or five years. Remedial training is recommended when an operator has caused an accident or near miss.
A. Yes, not least so that the employer complies with PUWER regulations (see above). (A laden powered pallet truck can often weigh more than double the weight of a car. Crushing accidents involving legs, feet and ankles are, sadly, commonplace).
A. This is determined by the subject areas stipulated by the training accreditation bodies and the PUWER regulations. Also, the delegate/trainer ratio and prior experience of the trainee which is laid down. To buy training that promises qualified operators in less than these times is both false economy and extremely high risk.