Accidents involving forklift vehicles in the workplace are all too common. Statistics from the British Safety Council report that around 5 accidents occur every day whilst operating forklift vehicles and around 25% of all workplace transport-related injuries in the UK are the result of accidents occurring when using forklift trucks. Overall, this amounts to around 1,300 people hospitalised every year with life-changing and debilitating injuries ranging from dislocations to amputations - not to mention the loss of life.
Proper training is essential in order to reduce and prevent such catastrophic accidents. By using our forklift skills test, you can gauge your candidates' levels of forklift training before recruiting them, allowing you to hire the best, most highly-skilled operators for your team who can ensure high levels of safety at all times.
As mentioned, in order to receive a forklift certificate that allows you to become a forklift operator, you must first complete and pass a mandatory written theory test and practical safety training exam. Our test can help you identify strong candidates with high levels of training qualifications and who possess competent operational and safety skills. By extension, this can help your company avoid preventable workplace injuries and accidents and ensure your legal compliance.