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.
- FS07 - Fork lift trucks and the use of mobile phones (V2 - amended 09/17)
- FS11 - Load rating of fork lift trucks (V2 - amended 09/14)
- FS13 - Safe Storage of LPG Cylinders
- FS14 - Rope Evacuation From Mechanical Handling Equipment
- FS18 - The Use of Working Platforms on Fork Lift Trucks (V2 - amended 09/14)
- FS22 - Fumes associated with fork lift truck operations
- FS24 - Supervision of fork lift truck operations (V4- amended 07/18)
- FS25 - Speed and fork lift trucks
- FS26 - Towing with a fork lift truck
- FS27 - Pallets
- FS32 - Safeguarding pedestrians
Operator Selection & Training
- FS01 - What is the minimum age for operating fork lift trucks?
- FS02 - How long does a fork truck driver's licence last? (V2 - amended 09/14)
- FS06 - Fork lift truck operator training - recognised accrediting bodies (V2 - amended 09/14)
- FS09 - Training requirements for hand pallet trucks (V2 - amended 09/14)
- FS12 - The Legal Requirements for Fork Lift Truck Operator Refresher Training (V3 - amended 03/16)
- FS16 - Overseas Licences
- FS19 - Medical Standards for Lift Truck Operators (V2 - amended 01/18)
- FS23 - Fork lift truck operator training
- FS30 - Operator training for forklift truck engineers and sales personnel (V2 - amended 02/16)
- FS05 - What is the maximum gradient for a fork lift truck?
- FS03 - What is a Thorough Examination for a fork lift truck and is it a legal requirement? (V2 - amended 09/14)
- FS04 - Is the insurance inspection of a fork lift truck also a Thorough Examination?
- FS17 - How long does a Thorough Examination last
- FS10 - Fork lift truck maintenance is a legal requirement (V2 - amended 09/14)
- FS20 - Fork lift truck tyre safety
- FS21 - Cleaning fork lift trucks (V2 - amended 09/14)
- FS28 - Operator Daily Checks