Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lift trucks - driver competence

Although essentially just another type of vehicle, their relative commonness and the number of accidents means there is an ACOP and HSE guidance HSG6 relating to lift trucks. These cover, driver competence in some detail. From these it is clear that

* There are a number of approved training providers for drivers.
* It is requirement for drivers to be authorised for the specific types of lift truck they are to use
* Organisations are required to ensure their drivers continuously maintain necessary standards
* Refresher training is one way of maintaining standards
* Good supervision is essential

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