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ABA release revised counterbalance and reach test

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The Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport have updated the basic operating skills test for counterbalance and reach trucks.

The new test, to be in use by forklift training organisations from 1st September 2017, has been revised to ensure it more closely reflects the modern working environment and the needs of employers, and should work to raise operating standards among UK lift truck drivers.

What’s changed?

The ABA have advised that changes include; elements of the pre-use inspection test to be classed as safety critical, disqualification from the practical skills test for more than three five-point penalties in any one area, some increased penalty awards within the practical skills test, and the inclusion of a number of mandatory multiple choice questions that must be answered correctly.

Download our summary guide

For your reference, we have prepared a summary of the key changes to the testing standards which can be downloaded opposite. We will begin implementing the changes in the coming months and customers will be advised accordingly.

For more information from the ABA on the new counterbalance and reach truck test, please click here.

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