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Do Forklift Licences Expire?

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Technically, your forklift licence does not expire. However, you will be required to undergo refresher training at least every three years to remain on the National Operator Registration Scheme (NORS) database. This database informs employers of whether an individual has had up-to-date training, helping them employ people suitable skills and experience for the job. To summarise, while your licence does not technically expire, you will still need additional refresher training at least every three years in order to be deemed competent to drive a forklift. In this article, we explain a little about the refresher courses and the legality of driving…

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What is a ‘thorough examination’ forklift inspection?

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A thorough examination is vital when it comes to owning and operating forklifts to ensure the safety and functionality of your equipment at all times. Here, we run through exactly what these inspections constitute and what they cover: What is it? The thorough examination under LOLER – Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations – is a systematic and detailed examination of the forklift equipment including its safety-critical parts, which is carried out at specified intervals by a competent person. This person will then go on to complete a written report of the examination’s findings, detailing the ‘health’ of the forklift as…

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Temporary Christmas workers lacking basic skill sets

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In today’s society, there is an ever-growing popularity for hiring temporary workers over the festive period to provide assistance with over-worked existing staff in stores, restaurants and cafes bursting at the seams with custom and stock. This increase in temporary staffing is unsurprising, as with the British public due to set a record breaking online shopping spree in the lead up to Christmas this year, warehouses which do not have enough workers to deal with stock and orders will fall short and suffer the consequences with added stress and higher incidents of mistakes made during the processing of customers’ orders. However,…

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Important Forklift Truck Legislation You Need To Know

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All commercial industries are governed by a number of regulations and guidelines to ensure that correct health and safety procedures are followed at all times. The forklift industry is no different, and its various pieces of legislation highlight the fact that operating lift truck machinery can be a hazardous and dangerous thing to do if correct protocol is not followed. So what are the governing bodies that control the usage of forklifts? And what are the different types of legislation that they enforce? LOLER Dating back to 1998, the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) apply to all companies utilising…

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