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Lift trucks can be dangerous machines. If you don’t use them properly, they can kill and injure people. Follow some simple rules to help you and those you work with stay safe.

Lift trucks can be dangerous machines. If you don’t use them properly, they can kill and injure people. Follow some simple rules to help you and those you work with stay safe.

“Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training and safe use, Approved Code of Practice and guidance” (known throughout the industry simply as “L117”) is the HSE’s primary guidance publication on the safe operation of fork lift trucks and was revised in 2013. L117 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. Others involved with lift trucks, such as trade union health and safety representatives and lift-truck trainers, may also find it useful, but it is not intended to replace formal training.

All the guidance and advice contained within L117 relates to the seven main pieces of UK legislation that govern the safe use of fork lift trucks in this country. These seven legal statutes are:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act)
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM)

Download your copy of L117 Rider operated lift trucks

For more detailed information visit the Fork Lift Truck Association website

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