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What Qualifications Do You Need to Drive a Forklift?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Forklifts are an invaluable asset for a multitude of industries, and because of their diverse usability and high performance, they are utilised in a variety of different ways. However, as professional stockists of forklift Swindon we at MJC Services are frequently asked the question ‘what qualifications do you need to drive a forklift?’ If this is a question you are eager to know the answer to, then we can answer it for you.

Legally, you don’t need a qualification to drive a forklift but what you do need is training. It vitally important that those who are operating a forklift (whether to perform Grounds Maintenance Swindon or construction work) are fully trained to use the forklift in a safe and responsible manner; however there are various training courses available which are supported by accredited bodies. These bodies include;

-    Construction industry training board
-    Lantra Awards
-    The Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR)
-    Association of Industrial Truck Trainers
-    National Plant Operators Registration Scheme
-    RTITB

It’s important to note that your employer has a legal responsibility to train you, whether it is with one of the above bodies or in-house training. This is stated under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, which clearly states that your employers needs to “ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purpose of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, and risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken”

If you have any further queries surrounding work place regulations or indeed the correct use of forklifts, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team here at MJC Services. We specialise in forklift hire and believe that we can supply you with high-quality plant equipment and advice should you need it.

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Range of Second Hand Forklifts for Sale

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

With businesses struggling to maintain control of their outgoings due to petrol inflations and the recession, many are opting to buy second hand forklifts rather than a brand new and expensive forklift. This is understandable when you consider the numerous advantages of buying a second hand forklifts from a reliable supplier you have had previous experience with. Here at MJC Services we have a wealth of reputable experience and we provide forklifts for hire to all sectors. As such we are highly recommendable for our fantastic service and array of forklifts. If you’re looking for a forklift Swindon then you can hire a forklift which best suits your requirements from us today.

Forklifts are a common piece of machinery for industrial or agricultural sites where lifting heavy goods needs to be done efficiently and quickly. Forklifts allow you to stack heavy goods, meaning space is being used more effectively. Second hand forklifts provide you with the essential machinery that your business desperately requires without the price tag of a brand new forklift.

New forklifts are not only more expensive than a used one, they are harder to handle as they have not been fined tuned or accustomed to your company’s way of working. A second hand forklift however, due to its prior use will be easier to handle and effectively be quicker to incorporate itself into your business.

Here at MJC Services we carry out a comprehensive check to verify the health of all of our second hand forklifts. We pride ourselves on providing high quality goods for our customers and as part of this service we verify the condition and reliability of all the machinery that we sell.

The second hand forklifts that we provide are a cost effective alternative to buying a new forklift. Get the same level of productivity for half the price from us at MJC Services with a second hand forklift Swindon that you can rely on and use to its full potential. For more information on the forklifts we have in stock, either phone us today on 01235 767 717 or visit our website.