Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) members issued more than 100,000 training certificates for Counterbalance Forklift Trucks and Reach Trucks in 2023.

In 2023, training certificates were issued by ABA accrediting bodies as follows:

Counterbalance Forklift Trucks (ABA Category B1, B2, B3, B4)

  • Novice, experienced, and conversion training – 43,755
  • Refresher training – 44,284

Reach Trucks (ABA Category D1, D2, D3)

  • Novice, experienced, and conversion training – 10,070
  • Refresher training – 6,614

The majority of all lift truck training in the UK is conducted through training providers accredited by a member of the ABA. This enables employers to deliver externally verified certificates to trained materials handling equipment (MHE) operators, providing reassurance, credibility, and accountability, in addition to helping improve safety and efficiency in workplace transport operations.

The latest figures are a triumph for the ABA in our aim to reduce workplace transport incidents, injuries, and deaths through training, while still maintaining productive and profitable operations.