Forklift training history

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This is the complete history of forklift training in the United Kingdom and describes how it came about in the 1960s and where it stands today. The first four pages were written by Mr John, (Dai), Carter who was the first registered forklift instructor in the country and the last four pages reflect my own experiences from 1980 onwards. The pages should be read consecutively but you can get to any one of them by clicking the appropriate link below.

History of forklift training standards

Training and testing in the early days

Errors in current standards

Can existing standards be improved?

Forklift training from 1972. (Early days)

The instructor's test and the start of ITSSAR

The Approved Code Of Practice

Revised practical test and NORS scheme