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Do I Need a Qualification to Operate a Forklift?

It is against the law for anyone to operate a forklift truck without a qualification, as it is imperative that a person learns the basics of using a forklift to ensure they operate this machinery safely and effectively. Anyone that operates a forklift truck without an accredited qualification is ultimately breaking the Health and Safety at Work Act, as employers are legally required to provide adequate training to their employees.

How Do I Gain a Qualification?
There are many national and local forklift courses available, so it is important that a person consults an accredited and qualified forklift training company that has experience in the industry. You also need to be at least 16 years old to operate forklift trucks.

Why Do I Need a Qualification?
Forklift drivers are responsible for loading and transporting heavy goods across warehouses and factories, and then unloading the products at their desired location. Therefore, a forklift truck driver must have the skills and competency to ensure they perform their duties in a safe and responsible manner, as failure to do so could ultimately cause serious accidents or injuries.

Here at Bexi we stock a range of used forklifts which can also help a person effectively perform duties in a safe and efficient manner. We can provide you with a range of used forklift trucks which look and perform as good as new, including narrow aisle forklifts, Bendi forklift trucks and Flexi forklifts.

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