Fact sheets on owning and operating fork lift trucks
As the UK's largest and most authoritative organisation in the fork lift truck industry, the FLTA receives many requests for information and advice. To make that service even more accessible, the Association has created this library of Fact Sheets which address many of the most important and frequently asked questions, including:
- "How long does a fork lift licence last?"
- "How old do I need to be to operate a fork lift?"
- "What is Thorough Examination?"
...and many more.
If you have a question that is not covered here, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to provide you with a satisfactory answer.
Equally, if you are responsible for the safe operation of one or more fork lift truck and would like regular updates on legislation, health and safety, guidance on correct operation and inspection, then you may wish to subscribe to our Safe User Group.
- FS Key Workers - COVID-19 lockdown: Who are the key workers? (amended 24/03/20)
- FS07 - Fork lift trucks and the use of mobile phones (amended 10/18)
- FS11 - Load rating of fork lift trucks (amended 10/18)
- FS13 - Safe Storage of LPG Cylinders (amended 10/18)
- FS14 - Rope Evacuation From Mechanical Handling Equipment (amended 10/18)
- FS18 - The Use of Working Platforms on Fork Lift Trucks (amended 10/18)
- FS24 - Supervision of fork lift truck operations (amended 10/18)
- FS25 - Speed and fork lift trucks (amended 10/18)
- FS26 - Towing with a fork lift truck (amended 10/18)
- FS27 - Pallets (amended 10/18)
Operator Selection & Training
- FS01 - What is the minimum age for operating fork lift trucks? (amended 10/18)
- FS02 - How long does a fork truck driver's licence last? (amended 10/18)
- FS06 - Fork lift truck operator training - recognised accrediting bodies (amended 10/18)
- FS09 - Training requirements for hand pallet trucks (amended 10/18)
- FS12 - The Legal Requirements for Fork Lift Truck Operator Refresher Training (amended 10/18)
- FS16 - Overseas Licences (amended 10/18)
- FS19 - Medical Standards for Lift Truck Operators (amended 10/18)
- FS23 - Fork lift truck operator training (amended 10/18)
- FS30 - Operator training for forklift truck engineers and sales personnel (amended 10/18)
- FS05 - What is the maximum gradient for a fork lift truck? (amended 10/18)
- FS03 - What is a Thorough Examination for a fork lift truck and is it a legal requirement? (amended 10/18)
- FS04 - Is the insurance inspection of a fork lift truck also a Thorough Examination? (amended 10/18)
- FS17 - How long does a Thorough Examination last (amended 10/18)
- FS10 - Fork lift truck maintenance is a legal requirement (amended 10/18)
- FS20 - Fork lift truck tyre safety (amended 10/18)
- FS21 - Cleaning fork lift trucks (amended 10/18)
- FS28 - Operator Daily Checks (amended 10/18)
- FS22 - Fumes associated with fork lift truck operations (amended 10/18)
- FS32 - Welding fume (created 11/19)