The Top 10 Forklift Training Myths

Here are 10 lift truck training myths for materials handling operations to be aware of: Myth1 : A forklift operator must hold a valid license Wrong! There is no such thing as a forklift truck license! However, what is a legal requirement, for compliance with Regulation 9 of PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations 1998) and Approved Code of Practice L117, is ensuring forklift operators have completed the required training, which is broken down into three stages – Basic Operator Training, Specific Job Training, and Familiarisation Training. On completion of training, a certificate is issued. This is not
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RTITB Managing Director – Laura Nelson speaking at the Talent in Logistics Conference

“There are a lot of myths about what materials handling training is legally required,” says Laura Nelson, boss of RTITB. “We see businesses that lack understanding of the relevant regulations failing to deliver a compliant level of training, and on the other hand see companies ‘overtraining’ staff or delivering the wrong training entirely. In all these scenarios, companies are not investing their time and money wisely.” At Laura’s thought-provoking Talent in Logistics conference session, an interactive quiz tested the knowledge of logistics and training managers and highlighted some of the most common misunderstandings that lead to under and overspending on
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Driver CPC Courses available thru WSM Training

As a Member of the Driver CPC 4U Training Consortium we can deliver courses made up either by combining two 3.5 hour modules from our wide range of Jaupt approved material or from our selection of stand-alone 7 hour modules, enabling us to deliver fresh and original courses to candidates. Visit our DRIVER CPC CALENDAR for details of upcoming courses 3.5-Hour Modular Courses Delivering the Goods (LGV Only)  Points of Call – High Streets, Ferries, Ports, Terminals, Rural Driving, Urban Driving, Care Homes, Schools and Hospitals – Route Planning, Customer Service Driver Welfare (LGV & PCV)  Driver Health, Alcohol & Drugs,
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TWO WORKERS INJURED BY SIDE LOADER LIFT TRUCK

A timber yard has been fined after two workers were seriously injured when they were struck by a side loader lift truck. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how, on 23 February 2015, two employees of Palmer Timber Ltd were walking across the yard at the site in Cradley Heath when they were hit by a side loader lift truck. One worker suffered a fractured ankle while his co-worker suffered multiple serious injuries including a fractured eye socket and collar bone, a severed thumb, damage to his tongue, broken bones in his forearm, a broken rib and further injuries which required skin
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WORKER KILLED IN FORKLIFT ACCIDENT

A company which manufactures freshly prepared meals was fined £176,000 when an employee was killed after being struck by empty food trays. Falkirk Sheriff Court heard that, on 22 March 2016, an employee of Bakkavor Foods Limited was assisting in the task of unloading and moving empty food trays. The trays the fork lift truck was carrying made contact with a stack of empty food trays, which then collapsed and struck the employee, causing him to fall to the ground and strike his head. He died from his injuries approximately two weeks later. An investigation by the Health and Safety
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THOROUGH EXAMINATIONS FOR FORKLIFT TRUCKS

If you oversee forklift truck operations, you’ll be familiar with the term ‘Thorough Examination’, but what does it actually mean? With recent changes in legislation, it’s important to understand why it’s required and, more importantly, what it means in practice. deals with thorough examinations but this article from SHD Logistics gives even more information. Shaun Prendergast is technical manager north for CFTS, the body that established the UK standard for the Thorough Examination of fork lift trucks. CFTS developed a standardised test that covers both PUWER and LOLER so you can be confident your truck is covered under the law.
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New Drivers Could Face BIG Restrictions on Their Motoring Soon

While we’ve covered the issue of graduated driving licences (GDL) before, this is the first time that the Department of Transport has officially confirmed that it is considering adopting such a system – and is rolling out a pilot in Northern Ireland to see what works and what doesn’t. For instance, according to the new information, anyone under the age of 24 will not be able to have more than one passenger aged 14-20 in their car between the hours of 11pm and 6am. This restriction will apply during the first two years of having a licence. The reason? Research
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Company fined after worker loses leg in forklift accident

Delivered UK has been forced to pay fines of over £130,000, plus further costs, after an agency driver lost a leg following an accident at its Slough based depot. At the time of the incident, which occurred in September 2014, the driver was pushing a trolley carrying parcels alongside a row of vehicles. When he reached the end of the row, a forklift truck reversed out of a shutter door, striking the driver and trapping his foot in the rear wheel. As a result of the incident, the worker suffered from fractures and crush injuries to his foot and leg.
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Scottish Haulage Firm Fined after Yard Worker Crushed

An Aberdeen haulage company has been heavily fined after worker was crushed to death as he assisted in parking a lorry. On 31st May 2016, Graham Forsyth was working in the company’s Abbotswell Road yard assisting a colleague in parking the lorry.  The yard worker was standing behind the lorry as he was giving his driving colleague, Murray Duff, directions when the lorry thrust backwards and hit 57-year-old Forsyth. He unfortunately later died in hospital. The death of the yard worker has been heavily felt by not just the team at Colin Lawson Transport Ltd, but even more so on
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