Materials Handling Training

As set out in the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998), any employee who is required to use work equipment – defined by the act as “any equipment, machinery, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work.” – MUST be provided with appropriate training.


Appropriate training is not defined in law. However, the Health & Safety Executive recognises the training standards set by the Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) for work equipment.


Backline provides training accredited by the Association of Industrial Truck Training (AITT) and the National Plant Operator Registration Scheme (NPORS) – two of the four founding members of the ABA. Details of the equipment that we can offer training on is detailed below.



AITT / (NPORS) Category Description
B1 (N001) – Counterbalance Counterbalance Forklift Truck with a maximum lifting capacity not exceeding 5,000kg.
D1 (N003) – Reach Truck Counterbalanced Reach or Straddle Truck with a maximum lifting height between 3m and 8m.
J2 (N010) – Telehandler up to 9m Rough terrain variable reach lift truck – up to 9m lift.
J3 (N010) – Telehandler over 9m Rough terrain variable reach lift truck – over 9m lift.
P1 (N013) – Pivot Steer / Bendi
Articulated counterbalanced lift truck.
Vehicle Mounted Equipment
R5 (N107) – Lorry Mounted Crane Lorry mounted hydraulic lorry loader.
T (N004) – Transportable
Vehicle mounted transportable lift truck (e.g. Moffett). Category most closely fitting machine will be denoted in brackets e.g. T(B1).
MEWP & Other
W4 (N202) – Excavator 360 below 10T Tracked 360 excavator below 10 tonnes.
W5 (N202) – Excavator 360 above 10T Tracked 360 excavator above 10 tonnes.
3A (N108) – MEWP Scissor Lift
Mobile elevated working platform (vertical) – can drive elevated.
3B (N109) – MEWP Boom
Mobile elevated working platform (boom lift) – can drive elevated.


For further information, or to book a training course, please contact us on 03333 201 221 or use the form below.

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