1. Do operators need training?
YES. It is legal requirement that all operators have recognized training
for the equipment being used.
2. Do operators have to be re-tested?
YES. Under Health and Safety guidelines operators of Plant Machinery have
to be re-tested at regular intervals, normally after 3 or 5 years.
3. Do Managers or Supervisors need
to be trained?
YES. PUWER Regulations 1998 state that. All persons who supervise or manage
the use of work equipment have received adequate training for the purpose
of Health and Safety.
4. Does plant machinery have to be
YES. A qualified operator must inspect the Machinery at the start of every
5. Will one certificate cover an operator
for another truck?
NO. CERTIFICATION WILL ONLY COVER AN OPERATOR FOR THE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT
THAT THEY HAVE UNDERGONE TRAINING FOR. Example - a Rough terrain fixed-mast
license will not cover an operator for a Rough terrain telescopic machine.
6. Will the certification cover our
company for Health and Safety plus insurance purposes?
YES. A2B Training Ltd is a fully accredited company with ITSSAR (Independent
Training Standards Scheme And Register). All training courses are to the
7. Is there an age requirement?
YES. Operators must be over the minimum school leaving age 16, unless
operating in dockyards where the age requirement is 18 or over.
8. Can training be completed on our
YES. on-site training is a good idea: as it gives operators practice in
the working environment. Sufficient room must be given for practical off
the job training. If you are unsure of the room needed please contact
A2B Training Ltd for free advise
9. Do operators need a car driving
NO. Driving licence for a car is not needed, unless Plant Machinery is
being driven on the road. For information on this, consult with the truck
provider on this.
10. How many candidates can attend
an on-site course or one which is run at a training centre?
The ratio for training is 1 instructor: 3 trainees: 1 machine.