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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.


Forklift trucks on the road. licence needed

forklift on the roadWhen a truck is driven on the public highway the minimum ages for the operator depend on the gross vehicle weight of the machine and are as follows:

When classed as a works truck a category B licence is required to drive the truck on the public highway. An HGV licence is not required regardless of capacity.

Provisional licence holders may drive trucks on the public highway but this is not recommended. Current legislation restricts this provision to trucks that are adapted to carry more than one person and the following applies:

Additional Requirements

When traveling unladen

When traveling laden:

Remember that it will be normally necessary to carry out a risk assessment as required under the PUWER Regulations before using a truck on the public highway

Forklift truck Lighting Requirements

 

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