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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.


Approved Code of Practice - supervisor training

forklift supervisor acopThe most significant change to the new Approved Code Of Practice is the added emphasis on the training of managers and supervisors. Much greater emphasis is now being placed on the supervision of forklift operators. The ACOP states that supervisors should be sufficiently trained to identify any potential hazards occurring in everyday forklift truck usage. They should be able to:

Whilst not required to qualify as forklift truck operators, managers and supervisors are legally responsible for ensuring everyday operations are carried out safely.

The ACOP states.

Forklift trucks should not be operated outside their capabilities such as:

 

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