Fork Lift Truck
The use of lift trucks is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive, which expects operators to have been trained by approved instructors and hold the relevant certificates.
Lift trucks are particularly dangerous in the workplace. Between 2001/2002 to 2005/2006 21,190 injuries involving forklift trucks were reported. Of these 94 were fatal, 5758 were major and 15,338 resulted in people being off work for 3 or more days. On average fork lift trucks are involved in 24% of all workplace transport accidents. Accidents involving lift trucks are often due to poor supervision and a lack of training.
Every driver, particularly younger or less experienced drivers, should be instructed to drive and to carry out other work responsibly and carefully.
By law, employers must give employees adequate training to ensure health and safety:
- When they join the company; and
- When they are exposed to new or increased risks in the workplace.
Where possible, employers should tailor training to the worker's individual needs.
Mantra courses and apprenticeships
As a specialist training provider for the logistics sector, Mantra provide training courses for Fork Lift Truck operators (both novice and experienced) to RTITB standards. Operators could also take a Plant Operations Level 2 Certificate (Pathway 2: Fork Lift Trucks) which may attract government funding.
We also have a safety awareness course for supervisors and courses for training instructors/examiners.
Contact Mantra today to see how we can help you up-skill your operators and improve your business performance.
Work Place Learning is a fully funded programme to up-skill existing employees in the basics of warehousing and storage operations. Learners who progress on to an apprenticeship will gain funded training to get a PPT or forklift truck ‘licence’. Your staff will gain the craft skills required to work accurately and productively in carrying out a wide range of warehousing operations. Click here for more information.