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Can you use an EU forklift truck license in the UK, or do they need additional training?

The governing/advisory body for training and PUWER, within the UK, is the HSE which is a department within H.M. Government with a jurisdiction limited to the UK.  The FLTA advises that, to ensure compliance with UK Law, you should arrange training from an ABA accredited training provider. The FLTA works closely with Mentor Training who would …

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Forklift Truck training accreditation in the UK

For more information please contact – Adam Smith, MD of The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers. T: +44 1530 810867E: adam@aitt.co.uk

Repair and Maintenance of Automotive LPG Systems

UKLPG’s response regarding qualifications or accreditations for the repair and maintenance of Automotive LPG Systems is as follows: There is no formal industry training to cover this application and as far as we aware there are no recognised qualifications or accreditations for engineers carrying our repairs & maintenance on FLT’s. we would suggest that your …

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MEWPS crossing a public road

Crossing a mobile elevated platform from one site to another that involves crossing a public road. Many, if not all, local authorities have a system in place whereby you can obtain a licence from them to cover the use of a MEWP on the highway.  Depending on the frequency of travel across the road however, …

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Operating a forklift either near a public place / highway or on a public highway

What is the law and best practice surrounding operating a forklift either near a public place / highway or on a public highway? The FLTA’s TB03 has been removed from circulation because some of the information within it had become out of date.  We are looking to re-draft it to provide Dealers with a simplified …

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What is the maximum / minimum height forks should be when travelling?

The term normally used for this is “Safe travel position” and is defined as follows: LADEN – SUFFICIENT BACK TILT APPLIED (the amount would be determined on the load being carried e.g. full back tilt for metal stillages as metal on metal slides, so full back tilt will prevent the stillage sliding under braking), FORK …

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If you fit a second-hand overhead guard to a forklift truck, would this need to be tested?

Provided that the guard is undamaged, unmodified (including holes drilled for fixtures added post manufacture) and is an original OHG, fitted to the original mounts, with genuine fixtures and is from a machine of the same brand, model and capacity, it should not be necessary to subject it to testing. It will be up to …

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Protecting operators from the dangers of oil escaping under pressure from a split hose

There are several things that you can do, including: – Ensure that all hoses are inspected for damage and leaks, as part of your daily checks Ensure that all lifting equipment, including lift trucks are inspected at least annually, by a competent and authorised inspector, in accordance with the requirements of The Lifting Operations Lifting …

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Seat belt usage where a driver is ‘picking’ i.e. going to a location picking a few cases then back on his truck driving s few yards and repeating

If a machine is fitted with an overhead guard, as both counterbalance and articulated machines are, then it is essential that the operator is always restrained by a restraint system whilst on the machine.  The restraint works to ensure that, in the event of an overturn, the operator does not become trapped or crushed by …

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