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Important Changes to Equipment Categories

Important Changes to Equipment Categories

The Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) announced changes that came into effect from 1st April 2016. The ABA have put together a workplace transport equipment list to hopefully eradicate any confusion about Operator Qualifications.
The Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport have compiled a list with the aim of assisting employers and recruiters in identifying operator qualifications regardless of the awarding body. The new groups have been allocated codes agreed by the members of the ABA and so will see a universal system of naming applied across the board. This new grouping method should avoid any confusion and make it easier to identify precisely what equipment an operator is qualified to operate.
Below you will find the Updated Equipment Categories for your information:

   A   –   Powered Pallet Trucks

A1 Pedestrian Electric Pallet, Stillage, Low Lift Platform & Low Lift Order-Picking Trucks
A2 Rider Electric Pallet, Stillage, Low Lift Platform & Low Lift Order-Picking Trucks
A3 Pedestrian Electric Counterbalance Lift Trucks
A4 Rider Electric Rider Pallet Stackers
A5 Pedestrian Electric Pallet Stackers
A6 Pedestrian Electric Straddle Trucks
A7 Pedestrian Electric Reach trucks
A8 Rider Electric Stand on Reach trucks

B   –   Counterbalance

B1 Rider Electric & I.C.E. Lift truck up to and including 5 tonne
B2 Rider Electric & I.C.E. Lift truck over 5 tonne – up to and including 15 tonne
B3 Rider Electric & I.C.E. Lift truck over 15 tonne
B4 Rider Electric & I.C.E. Stand-on Counterbalance

  C   –   Sideloader

C1 Rider Electric & I.C.E. Up to and including 5 tonne
C2 Rider Electric & I.C.E. Over 5 tonne – up to and including 15 tonne
C3 Rider Electric & I.C.E. Over 15 tonne

D   –   Reach

D1 Rider Electric Reach & Straddle trucks 3-8m
D2 Rider Electric Reach & Straddle trucks 8m lift

E   –   Order Pickers

E1 Rider Electric Medium lift up to and including 2.5 meters
E2 Rider Electric High lift over 2.5 meters
F   –   Very Narrow Aisle
F1 Rider Electric Operator Up
F2 Rider Electric Operator Down

G   –  Container Handlers

G1 Rider I.C.E. Straddle Carriers
G2 Rider I.C.E. Counterbalanced
G3 Rider I.C.E. Sideloader
G4 Rider I.C.E. Telescopic
G5 Rider I.C.E. Rough Terrain Telescopic

H   –   Tow Tractors & Trailers

H1 Rider Electric & I.C.E.
H2 Pedestrian Electric & I.C.E. Including flip-up platform
H3 Rider I.C.E. Over

J   –   Rough Terrain

J1 Rider I.C.E. Masted Lift Truck
J2 Rider I.C.E. Variable reach/telescopic up to 9m lift 2 or 4 wheel steer/articulated
J3 Rider I.C.E. Telescopic above 9m lift 2 or 4 Wheel Steer/Articulated
J6 Rider I.C.E Variable Reach/Telescopic, Rotating Turret under 9m lift 2 or 4 Wheel steer
J7 Rider I.C.E. Variable Reach/Telescopic, Rotating Turret over 9m lift 6 2 or 4 Wheel Steer
J8 Rider I.C.E. Articulated

J   –   Industrial

J4 Rider I.C.E. Variable Reach Lift Truck – up to 9m lift 2 or 4 Wheel Steer
J5 Rider I.C.E. High Lift Telescopic Truck – above 9m lift 2 or 4 Wheel Steer

M   –   Multi-directional

M1 Rider Electric & I.C.E. Multi-Directional Lift Trucks
M2 Rider Electric & I.C.E. Multi-Directional Side Loader

P   –   Pivot Steer

P1 Rider Electric & I.C.E.
P2 Pedestrian Electric

T   –   Transportable (Truck Mounted)

T Rider I.C.E.

Z   –   Pallet Trucks

Z1 Pedestrian Manual &Semi-Manual Pallet trucks
Z2 Pedestrian Manual &Semi-Manual Platform Truck (including fixed type)
Z3 Pedestrian Manual &Semi-Manual Pallet Stacker
Z4 Pedestrian Manual &Semi-Manual Straddle Truck
MEWP Group
1A Rider Electric & I.C.E. Static Vertical
1B Rider & Pedestrian Electric & I.C.E. Static Boom
3A Rider Electric & I.C.E. Mobile Vertical
3B Rider Electric & I.C.E. Mobile Boom

Hopefully this should provide a great referral point for employers and recruiters and also help individuals assess their own qualifications and highlight any areas that might require training or refresher courses. Of course, Forklift Agency can help with all your training requirements be it a novice course or a refresher. Simply get in touch for more information or to book! 0330 300 9495
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