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As site visits are necessary, what should be done about Thorough Examinations during this time? Will Thorough Examinations be extended if the company has evidence of regular maintenance?

The HSE has been steadfast in their insistence that examinations should still be carried out on or before their due dates and the FLTA fully support this stance. The current demand for forklifts and other materials handling equipment is significant. In an effort to keep vital goods available and the supply chain moving, much of …

As site visits are necessary, what should be done about Thorough Examinations during this time? Will Thorough Examinations be extended if the company has evidence of regular maintenance? READ MORE >

With operators under enormous pressure and many temporary workers being recruited to keep the supply chain moving, what is being advised with regards to training?

Getting workers the appropriate training on the equipment they will be using is extremely important, and with many businesses adapting the way they work, many workers will need to undergo conversion training. Industry bodies have been talking to the HSE for clarification and guidance on this matter of training during a pandemic. The HSE has …

With operators under enormous pressure and many temporary workers being recruited to keep the supply chain moving, what is being advised with regards to training? READ MORE >

What guidance is there on MHE training ratios during the coronavirus pandemic?

While the re-qualification period has been extended by three months, the requirement for initial training remains a pre-requisite before deploying any new, or previously inexperienced personnel, in the operation of materials handling equipment. Specifically on the subject of trainer/trainee ratios, we are advising one-to-one. This is to comply with the rules for public gatherings and to …

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