Initial training

Key messages

Questions to ask

When you plan training for new drivers and operators, ask yourself:

The answers can help you decide how much training each worker needs, and at what level.

Drivers often need many more skills than simply controlling a vehicle when it is moving. Many vehicles used in the workplace have specialised attachments, and there are other skills to learn about, for example, loading, unloading, trimming, sheeting.

Training in safe working practice should also highlight the risks of unsafe working, such as:

Training records

Keep training records for each employee on a central register. These records should include:

Refer to these details regularly, and especially when you change any vehicles or ways of working.


Updated 2021-11-17