The Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB) have lobbied for clarification and support from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to provide guidance on training during the pandemic.
The HSE has now released a full statement, which can be found here, addressing many key concerns and what to do if training qualifications have recently expired.
Nick Welch, Technical Director at RTITB said “Training for lift trucks must continue as it will help critical workers do their job safely and effectively”
“Ideally training should be on a one to one basis in line with government instructions to limit gatherings to no more than two people. Instructors and trainees should also keep two metres apart and follow all Public Health England guidance We must be realistic and consider that if training were to stop altogether, it could reduce the availability of critical forklift operators who are currently playing a key role in keeping the country moving.”
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