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The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

frequently asked questions. forklift training faq

forklift training faq

Listed below are some of the various frequently asked questions, (FAQ), that are asked about forklift operator training.

How often do I have to take a re-test for my fork lift licence?

What is a fork lift licence anyway?

What is the small white card that I was given used for?

I have lost my licence, can I get another?

I passed my test on a small truck but now I drive a larger one. Do I have to take another test?

Does a licence for a counterbalanced truck allow me to drive a reach truck?

Can I take my licence to another company to get a job?

Can I use my truck on the public highway?

Is it compulsory to wear a seat belt when I am driving my truck?

I went on a one day training course to get my certificate/licence. Is this OK?

How long does it take to train a person who has never sat on a truck before?

I have lots of experience but no licence. How long will my course be?

How long is a course for re-tests?

Does it help if I can already drive a car?

Do I have any responsibilities as an operator under current health and safety legislation?

What responsibilities in law does my employer have for my safety?

I have been driving trucks for a long time without an accident. Why should I be trained?

My instructor was from a place called ITSSAR. I thought the RTITB was the accrediting body?

What is an accrediting body anyway?

I had a near miss when I was driving my truck but no-one was injured. Do I have to report it?

I am an in house instructor working for a company. Can I train fork lift operators at another company?

Does an in house instructor need a refresher course?

I have heard that the fork lift test uses a "penalty point" system. How does this work?

Whose responsibility is it to check the truck over and when should this be done?

Will I have to take a written test as well as a practical one?

The test course my colleagues used recently looked a bit different to mine. Why is this?

I have to do things apart from stacking in racking. Do I need any further training in order to do this?

I drive a 3 wheel truck and I have been told that 4 wheel trucks are more stable. Is this true?

How common are fork lift accidents? How many are there in a year?

What are the most common reasons for fork truck accidents?

Do I need a medical before I operate a fork lift truck?

What is the Accrediting Bodies Association, ABA?

 

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