Driver Training

Under the health and safety act, you must train all operators of machinery in their safe use. Forklift drivers must hold a certificate of training. Training is normally carried out on site by a visiting instructor examiner. 

 
We can arrange this training, which is normally valid for 3 to 5 years. There is a code of practice available from your local health and safety executive.

Although you can carry out this training yourself, it is wise to use an outside body as in the event of an accident the source of the training may be sought. Your insurance company may also give you information about their requirements for operators.

Please be very careful that you meet all the regulations. If an untrained driver has an accident then he can claim against you.

You are responsible for the safe operation of the machine at all times. 

Make sure you have adequate insurance

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Bluewater specialises in forklift hire with and without driver anywhere within London, Kent and Essex. We are very flexible and can deliver very quickly

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Useful forklift facts and useful tips

Delivering your Hired Forklift

It is very important that there is somewhere to park the lorry (ie particularly in London) where access can be a problem, red routes etc. We can get round it by providing a second driver, ie one to take the lorry away while the forklift driver does the job.

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Which is safer ?

Is a four wheel forklift more stable and safer than a three wheel forklift? They are both the same as they both behave in terms of stability based on the Stability triangle.