Do you have records of dangerous equipment training?


Check staff training records in place for use of dangerous equipment. Follow up on at least one piece of equipment e.g. compactor, scissor lift etc.

Reason for This Question

Training records should be in place and current for employees and service contractors for dangerous equipment such as fork lift trucks, compactors, etc.

Possible Answers

Red: No records available
Amber: Records available but incomplete
Green: Records available and up to date

Common Issues

  • No training records or limited training records
  • Staff unaware of training requirements
  • No training in place

Fail Rate

35.71% of businesses failed this question based on our sample data.

How to Stay Compliant

Ensure written Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are available and in place for use of dangerous equipment. Ensure all staff using dangerous equipment are trained before use and signatures on training records are kept on file.

Additional Information

What is dangerous equipment?

Here are some examples of dangerous equipment:

  • abrasive wheels
  • compactors
  • feed slicers
  • forklift trucks
  • hand tools
  • lifts, hoists, escalators
  • press machines
  • power tools
  • stapling machines
  • steaming equipment

Our Solutions

We can help put your standard operating procedures and training in place as part of our Health and Safety management system packages.

This post is part of the “Focus on Health and Safety Audit Questions” series.