Skip to main content Skip to accessibility
This website is not compatible with your web browser. You should install a newer browser. If you live in Jersey and need help upgrading call the States of Jersey web team on 440099.
Government of

Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

  • Choose the service you want to log in to:


    Update your notification preferences


    Access government services


    Clear goods through customs or claim relief

  • Talentlink

    View or update your States of Jersey job application

Revised publication ‘Safe use of rider-operated lift trucks: Approved Code of Practice’ (ACoP 6)

21 October 2022

The Health and Safety Inspectorate is pleased to announce that the revised ACoP ‘Safe use of rider-operated lift trucks’ has been approved by the Minister for Social Security and will come into effect on 1 November 2022. 

This Approved Code of Practice, ACoP 6,  replaces the previous edition of the ‘Safe use of rider operated lift trucks which came into force on 22 November 2001 and was due revision.  Whilst retaining the overall principles of the previous edition, the revised AcoP has taken into account up to date authorative guidance published by the UK HSE, representative industry bodies and Jersey Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS).  

Local stakeholders were invited to comment on the draft revised ACoP earlier in the year. Submissions and suggestions received were taken into account when publishing the final document.  

Every year activities involving forklift truck (FLT) operations result in serious accidents and injuries in Jersey.  By the nature of the work, FLT operators carry out high-risk work, often in unfamiliar and / or changing environments and without direct supervision.  The ACoP is intended to provide refreshed practical guidance on how to address the well-recognised dangers associated with the use of rider-operated lift trucks.  

The revised ACoP does not come into force until 1 November 2022. However, it is now available on our website for use by those with responsibility for the safe operation of rider-operated lift trucks.  

A printed version will be available for collection from the Health and Safety Inspectorate at Maritime House shortly.

Further advice

Safe use of rider-operated lift trucks: Approved Code of Practice rev 2022 

Or, contact the Health and Safety Inspectorate on +44 (0) 1534 447300

Back to top
rating button