Every employer has a legal responsibility to ensure their employees undergo adequate training before they use work equipment. Nevertheless, thousands of reportable injuries occur every year in companies up and down the UK as a result of incidents involving forklift devices.
As a responsible employer, it makes sound business sense to make sure you are following Approved Codes of Practice and have taken every reasonable step to ensure operators are trained to a high standard. It reduces the chance of downtime due to accidents and means your business is better placed to defend against any claims that might be made.
Most importantly of all, it makes everyone safer.
ITSSAR ACCREDITED MECHANICAL HANDLING VEHICLE TRAINING
At FCS we are accredited by ITSSAR, the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register, which is one of the best-known and longest established accreditors in the UK.
Your employees may be total novices, or experienced operators in need of a refresher. Our fully qualified and registered instructor-examiners will put together a structured programme tailored to the needs of your business. It will be designed to guide workers through the amount of practice and training they need before they take the written and practical assessments.
Our mechanical handling vehicle training covers:
Counterbalance forklift truck
Low, medium and high level order pickers
VNA (very narrow aisle) articulated truck
Rough terrain truck
Telescopic handler truck
Side loader truck
Vehicle mounted lift truck
Vehicle mounted hoist/crane
Front load shovel truck
Powered pallet trucks
Pendant crane and slinging
Mechanical handling Instructor training:
As well as an assessment of your operators, our experts can also provide advice on trucks and usage.
Training required by HSE
Novice operator training
Experienced operator training
Expert advice on forklift trucks and use
Full risk assessment of your site
Training to HSE requirements
Instructor-examiners fully ITSAAR registered
Are you thinking about the current situation with the forklift and mechanical handling operations in your business? Would you like some advice to clarify the situation? Call us on 01788 569 774 or contact us online and we’ll be pleased to help.
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WHERE WE ARE
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Unit 6C Midland Trading Estate
Warwickshire, CV21 1PB