Lift trucks update
Below you’ll find some important updates detailing the minimum age for young people operating lift trucks
Minimum age for young people to operate lift trucks
The HSE has published guidelines for the minimum age for young people operating lift trucks. Please view the Rider-operated lift trucks operator training and safe use: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (L117). Details on the minimum age for lift truck operators can be found on page 12, item 49.
Operators must be “over the minimum school-leaving age (16), except in ports, where they must be at least 18 years old, unless they are undergoing a suitable course of training, properly supervised by a competent person. Children under 16 should never operate lift trucks. For more information, look at www.hse.gov.uk/youngpeople/index.htm.” (Source: L117).
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