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Annual instruction

Instruction for the handling of forklift trucks


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The aim of the instruction is to ensure safe behavior when handling forklift trucks.

Instruction enables you to pass on our expertise and our experience to your employees, making your company more successful.

The instruction covers two main topics:

  • The dangers that employees are exposed to during their work and
  • The safety measures for avoiding dangers

Advantages of instruction:

  • Your employees learn how to assess risks and therefore work with fewer mistakes
  • You fulfil the legal obligations for instruction.
  • The employees know which protective equipment and safety measures are prescribed.
  • Your employees can work safely and smoothly and are therefore more productive.
  • Your employees are more motivated, as they see that your health and safety are important in the company.
  • Your work procedures are more reliable, as the employees are better informed.

According to Sec. 12 of the German Occupational Safety Act, Sec. 12 of the German Industrial Safety Regulation and Sec. 4 of the German Statutory Accident Association (DGUV), Regulation 1, the employer must instruct its employees regularly (annually). The DGUV Regulation 1 even requires a written verification.

Regularly repeated instruction is necessary because everybody forgets what they have learned after a while. Just try to remember what your leaned in school, for example.

Experience shows that we tend to forget a lot, even under favourable conditions. Especially when no accidents occur, the dangers and safety measures are quickly forgotten and repeated instruction is required to refresh our memories.

Prerequisites for participation in the annual training for forklifts:

  • Valid operator training according to DGUV-G 308-001, such as the StaplerCard
  • Knowledge of the German language in speaking and writing*

* Training can be conducted with an interpreter.

The annual training includes a theoretical part, which can be booked as part of the StaplerCard training or as a separate session. The training is conducted without written performance assessment and serves merely as a refresher of existing knowledge, lasting approximately two hours. Upon request, mateco Academy also offers the option to complete the training as a webinar via Microsoft Teams.


The training covers two main topics:

  • The hazards to which employees are exposed in their activities
  • The protective measures to prevent these hazards

For inquiries, please contact us at or by phone +3523509991