Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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