Need for Training

Why There is a Need for Training

Health and Safety in the workplace is paramount. Investing in professional training is money well spent. With the knowledge that having received this training, your company is now compliant with HSE Regulations and Recommendations. Associated benefits can also mean minimised risk to workplace incidents and accidents, as well as less equipment damage, lower insurance premiums, lower legal costs, higher productivity and not forgetting less waste and damaged stock.


The need for professional training for lift truck operators is pressing, every year there are about 8000 reportable injuries involving lift trucks, these injuries, some fatal, create suffering for those involved and their dependants. They also involve a heavy cost to the employers.


Lift truck accidents are frequently associated with lack of suitable and sufficient operator training. Such training is an essential first step in reducing damage and injury.


The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) state that under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 under Regulation 9 - Training:

Every employer should ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken.

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At Abel Training services we can offer training and instruction for operators, supervisors and managers from our qualified instructors. With a wide range of well structured FLT courses available to suit all levels of experience, Abel Training is proud of its excellent pass rates.


Why not tailor your course to your working environment? Our experienced trainers are happy to come to your place of work to carry out the training in more familiar surroundings; it could even save you money on travel for your staff

We offer a number of courses on site and from our ITSSAR accredited instructors; each course is designed to meet existing and proposed legislation in the training of operators.

As many companies operate shift working hours, we offer flexible courses to suit your business needs. See what courses Abel Training Services can offer you. Please contact us for more information and a detailed quote.

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