Frequently Asked Questions

  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 inspected daily?
    YES. A qualified operator must inspect the Machinery at the start of every shift.
  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 national standards.
  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 company premises?
    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 licence?
    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.