Manager and Supervisor Training
Regulation 9 (2) of PUWER states: “Every employer shall ensure that any of his employees who supervises or manages the use of work equipment has received adequate training for the purpose of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken”.
- Causes of Forklift Truck Accidents
- Responsibilities under the HASAWA, LOLER and PUWER
- Approved Code of Practice for Lift Trucks – Operator Training (L117)
- Principles of stability, rated capacities and weight assessment.
- Operator’s Safety Codes (BITA Code)
- Environmental awareness and site-specific hazards
- Introduction to the lift truck, including control layout and functions
- Pre-use inspection and fault reporting procedures
- Refuelling procedures
- Theory Test
Apart from the Employer’s legal obligations, its makes sound business sense to ensure Supervisory Management are trained to recognise safe forklift truck operation and application at the workplace. Supervisory Management need to be aware of the lifting and handling capabilities of the forklift trucks under their responsibility and control, as well as the importance of pre-use safety inspections, scheduled servicing and thorough examinations of this lifting equipment. In conclusion, trained Supervisors can have an immediate impact with forklift truck safety at the workplace and as a result reduce operational running costs