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The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

latest forklift test from september 2017

new forklift testFrom September 1st 2017 the forklift operator test is subject to considerable changes. The Accrediting Bodies Association have issued a revised test which has been optional since the beginning of 2017. It becomes mandatory for all accredited training companies and instructors to use this test from September 1st onwards. The practical test course layout(s) remain the same and the main changes to the test are as follows:

The practical test marking sheet has been changed.

The marking sheet for the new forklift operator test has been revised. Two new faults have been added and the penalties associated with some others have increased. In addition, the criteria for disqualification has been changed. Details of all these changes are shown here.

The pre-use inspection part of the test has been changed.

The latest pre shift test part of the training course is more onerous than the old one as missing out certain checks, which have been deemed to be safety critical, will result in a candidate failing this part of the test.

The written test has been changed.

The theory test for persons attending a forklift operator training course has been revised. Questions have been updated and multiple choice questions now have four options for answers instead of three. Where there is likely to be a problem with language, a translator who is independent and accredited must be provided. Details of the new test are available here.

The practical test course(es) remain the same

The dimensions and detail of the practical test course and it's alternative can be found here

Note that every question complete with correct answers are available on this page of the website for the use of instructors. The translate facility, provided by Google, is available at the top right of every page. This may also assist instructors who wish to verify answers but please note that computer based translation can be subject to errors.

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