Legal obligations

There are several different regulations that have been put into place over the years relating to workplace safety and the use of work equipment. These include but are not limited to:

P.U.W.E.R. This stands for Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment Regulations. This has been in place since 1998 a detailed description can be found @

L.O.L.E.R. This stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations and has also been in place since 1998. More details can be found @

There is also an Approved Code of Practice published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) titled L117 Rider-Operated Lift Trucks that also covers pedestrian operators. This sets out the best practice guidelines that we are expected to follow and is available as a free download @

Forklift training UK

Never lift people on the forks

One of the most basic rules in forklift safety.

Counterbalance training

Accident waiting to happen

There really aren't any words to describe this situation.


You can be sure that any training received by Andy Cooper Training will be compliant with the Approved Code of Practice L117 Rider-Operated Lift Trucks and fulfil your legal obligations to train your staff to the required standard.