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Do I Need A Licence To Drive A Forklift Truck?

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Want to be able to drive a forklift truck but unsure of the requirements? You’re not alone – with so many different options available for training, certification and licensing, it can be confusing to know what’s necessary for you to get started. Read on to find out how to make sure you’re ready to start operating your forklift – it’s actually a lot simpler than you might think. The basics A licence isn’t essential to drive a forklift truck, but there are a few requirements that you must meet in order to safely operate one. Age – the HSC Approved Code…

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The Business Cost of Forklift Accidents

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When forklifts are used in an industrial setting, such as a warehouse for instance, they can quickly improve the efficiency and internal flow of labour. They make difficult, tedious jobs more manageable for workers, allowing them to distribute, organise and transport goods quickly and effectively. However, statistics show that over 1,300 employees in the UK are hospitalised due to forklift accidents each year. Poor health and safety procedures, which can lead to the improper use of forklifts, can have serious consequences for a business — monetary and otherwise. The cost of damaged machinery Forklifts are valuable assets to a business. If…

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Forklift Training Guide

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A tool that is invaluable in the operation of storage facilities, warehouses and construction sites, forklifts are a commonly used vehicle in a number of premises. Though fairly simple to operate, it is important that all staff using the machines have the correct, relevant and up-to-date training before they can safely and legally operate them. Here at East Midlands Forklifts, we have devised a handy guide to explain the process of the training to anyone who is to undertake it. Forklift license and training costs With six accreditation bodies in the UK, there are various sources from which you can receive…

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