Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. It is a legal requirement that all operators have recognised training for the equipment being used.
Yes. Under Health & Safety guidelines operators of forklift trucks should be retested at regular intervals, normally every 3 years.
Yes. Operators must be over the minimum school leaving age of 16, unless operating in dockyards where the minimum age limit is 18 years old.
Yes. On-site training is a good idea; it gives operators practice in their own working environment.
No. A driving licence for a car is not needed unless forklifts are being driven on the public road.
The maximum amount of candidates that can attend a course is three.
This is the person that directs the operation for drivers of cranes or whilst reversing or manoeuvring larger vehicles on a work site. The Banksman is the eyes and ears of the vehicle driver. The Vehicle banksman communicates to the driver either via standardised hand signals or via a radio.