Relevant Legislation: Safe use of Rider-Operated Lift Trucks Approved Code of Practice and Guidance 2002.
the above Jersey legislation, existing and potential lift truck operators
should be screened for fitness before employment and at five-yearly intervals
from age 40. A lift truck operator who continues after age 65 should have
annual assessments for fitness.
Assessment is also recommended after an
absence of more than one month, or after a shorter absence if it is possible
that the illness may have affected fitness to operate lift trucks. Fitness to
return to work when signed off by a GP may not indicate fitness to operate a
Assessment is also appropriate if lift truck operators, or their employers, suspect that they have developed a condition that may affect their continuing ability to operate lift trucks.