HSE Publications



Rider-operated lift trucks ACoP (L117)

Operator training and safe use - Approved Code of Practice and guidance

This publication is aimed at employers and those responsible for the safe operation of lift trucks, as well as those in control of worksites, the self-employed, managers and supervisors.

It includes an outline of the main legal requirements relating to lift trucks; the Approved Code of Practice text and guidance on operator training for stacking rider-operated lift trucks.

It also includes the some of the guidance from HSG6 Safety in working with lift trucks (and replaces HSG6), for example, information about lift truck features; guidance on the safe use of lift trucks and how to protect pedestrians; and guidance on the maintenance and thorough examination of lift trucks

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Lift-truck training - Employers guide

Advice for employers

This leaflet  is aimed at employers of lift-truck operators. It includes information about the law in relation to lift-truck operator training and on the Approved Code of Practice on lift-truck training. It also explains who should be trained, who to consult, what training should include, authorisation, monitoring and assessment, refresher training, conversion training, keeping records, supervisor training and how to choose an instructor.

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Safe use of lifting equipment

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. Approved Code of Practice and guidance

This Approved Code of Practice and guidance is for those that work with any equipment provided at work or for the use of people at work, those who employ such people, those that represent them and those people who act as a competent person in the examination of lifting equipment.

It sets out what you should do to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

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Safe use of work equipment

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Approved Code of Practice and guidance

This Approved Code of Practice and guidance is aimed at employers, dutyholders and anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of work equipment, such as managers and supervisors. It sets out what is needed to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. The Regulations, commonly known as PUWER, place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.

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A guide to workplace transport safety

This guide provides advice for employers on what they need to do to comply with the law and reduce risk. It will also be useful for managers, supervisors, employees and their safety representatives, as well as contractors, vehicle operators and other organisations concerned with workplace transport safety.

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