Listed below are the different truck types recognised by HSE and the British Industrial Truck Association.

The list was compiled by the British Industrial Truck Association (http://www.bita.org.uk) and is commonly referred to as the BITA List.

Please refer to your training certification(s) to obtain the BITA code for your training, this should be clearly marked ie. A2, B3, F1 etc. Reference this code to the BITA List to conclude your training qualifications.

To operate a truck of different BITA code will require a conversion course .

Operating a truck for which you do not hold an authorisation could lead to disciplinary action.

Still unsure? Call 0845 475 6652 and speak to Chris James or Paul Mackley.

Group A – Electric Driven

A1 Pedestrian Pallet trucks; Stillage trucks: Low lift platform trucks; Low lift order pickers
A2 Rider Pallet trucks; Stillage trucks: Low lift platform trucks; Low lift order pickers
A3 Pedestrian Fork lift trucks
A4 Pedestrian High lift platforms
A5 Pedestrian Pallet stackers
A6 Pedestrian Straddle trucks
A7 Pedestrian Reach trucks
A8 Rider Stand on Reach trucks

Group B – Electric & I.C.E Driven

B1 Rider Counterbalance forklift truck up to 5000kgs
B2 Rider Counterbalance forklift truck up to, and including 15000kgs
B3 Rider Counterbalance forklift trucks over 15000kgs

Group C – Electric & I.C.E Driven

C1 Rider Sideloader lift trucks up to and including 5000kgs
C2 Rider Sideloader lift trucks up to and including 15000kgs
C3 Rider Sideloader lift trucks over 15000kgs

Group D – Electric Driven

D1 Rider Reach & Straddle trucks
D2 Rider Pallet stackers

Group E – Electric Driven

E1 Rider Medium lift order picker
E2 Rider High lift order picker

Group F – Electric Driven

F1 Rider Very Narrow Aisle lateral(&front) stacking trucks- Man Up
F2 Rider Very Narrow Aisle lateral (& front) stacking truck – Man Down

Group G – I.C.E Driven

G1 Rider Straddle carriers
G2 Rider Counterbalance container handling trucks
G3 Rider Sideloader container handling trucks
G4 Rider Telescopic container handling trucks

Group H – Electric & I.C.E Driven

H1 Rider Tow tractor & trailer
H2 Pedestrian Tow tractor & trailer – Including flip-up platform
H3 Rider Tow tractor & trailer – Over 30,000kg

Group J – I.C.E Driven

J1 Rider Rough Terrain masted lift truck
J2 Rider Rough Terrain variable reach (telescopic) lift trucks up to 9m lift
J3 Rider Rough Terrain variable reach (telescopic) lift trucks over 9m lift
J6 Rider Rough Terrain variable reach lift (telescopic), rotating turrent under 9m lift, 2 or 4 wheel steer
J7 Rider Rough Terrain variable reach lift (telescopic), rotating turrent over 9m lift, 2 or 4 wheel steer

Group J – I.C.E Driven

J4 Rider Industrial variable reach lift (telescopic) trucks up to 9m lift, 2 or 4 wheel steer
J5 Rider Industrial high reach lift (telescopic) trucks over 9m lift, 2 or 4 wheel steer

Group M – Electric Driven

M Rider Bi & Multi directional lift trucks

Group P – Electric Driven

P Rider Pivot Steer Trucks

Group T – LC.E Driven

T Rider Transportable (vehicle mounted) lift trucks

Group Z – Manual Operated

Z1 Pedestrian Pallet trucks
Z2 Pedestrian Platform trucks
Z3 Pedestrian Pallet stacker
Z4 Pedestrian Straddle truck