Practical test of Basic Operating Skills
This test came into force for all ABA accredited organisations in December 2020 and it's use is mandatory from April 1st 2021. It has been devised to examine the critical skills required of a order picker operator, these are:
The test is based on the safe application of these operations at a reasonable working pace. Care has been taken to design a course which covers all the critical skills, while being easily constructed on most company premises.
The test is broadly similar, but not identical, to the existing test used for operators of counterbalanced forklifts but without the requirements to negotiate the chicane twice. If you are interested in the complete sequence, please refer to the existing counterbalanced course sequence detailed on the following pages. (Opens in a new window).
Disclaimer. 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.
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