About fork lift trucks
The term ‘Fork Lift Truck’ embraces a vast range of different models and types that are capable of transporting loads weighing from just a few hundred pounds to those weighing in excess of 40 tons.
Operators are expected to move anything from a single pallet to a ship’s container, in widely diverse conditions from working in complete isolation to working in restricted and badly lit passageways surrounded by fellow workers. It is generally recognised that these are powerful, rugged tools.
Protect yourself and others from injury
What most fork lift truck users do not appreciate is that the same hardworking qualities that make fork lift trucks so helpful – power and strength, can also make them dangerous.
Annually between 400 and 500 people are hospitalised as a direct result of lift truck accidents. There is also on average a fatality every 5-6 weeks.
Invest in professionally-led training
We are registered and accredited by the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS), which is one of the six accrediting bodies recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
For the purposes of meeting the training obligation in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998), HSE would generally take the view that a genuine in-date training certificate for the relevant lift truck provided by a trainer accredited by one of the accrediting bodies would be evidence of compliance and that no one individual accrediting body added more value than the others.
With Priority Training Services, you and your employees can familiarise yourselves with the safety precautions which must be taken when working with fork lifts, To discuss fork lift training for your business, contact our team in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.