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Forklifts – Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on by East Midlands Forklifts

Due to the inherent hazards of forklift truck operation, it is essential that employees operating these devices in the workplace have proper training in the safe operation of such machinery. Whilst there is no actual forklift licence, accredited training is required in order to comply with an employer’s obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974). What certification is required under the act? Despite the lack of a formal licence, employees using forklifts have to receive ‘adequate information instruction and training’ by law. It ultimately rests with the employer to decide how much training is adequate; however, it is…

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