Electric Tugger Licenses

Material handling electric tuggers

Safety Managers often ask us if their operators need a license to operate our electric tugger machines.
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Do you need a license to operate an electric tugger or tow tug?

It’s a valid question considering the wealth of legislation covering various factory tools and material handling equipment.

HSE and Plant Managers are familiar with common factory regulations and are often unsure if electric tow tugs and walkie tuggers require an operator license.

Electric tow tugs are a type of material handling equipment specifically designed to move heavy-wheeled loads. Their operation ensures loads stay safely on the ground.

The answer is no. No specific operator license is required to operate a walkie tugger or cart mover.

The benefits of electric tow tugs

With no operator license required, electric tuggers reduce the downtime associated with waiting around for a licensed driver or operator of other material handling equipment. This helps to prevent bottlenecks in the transportation process and keep production moving.

With intuitive controls and safety built-in as standard, electric tuggers allow operators to easily maneuver heavy loads with ease.

Your questions, answered - FAQs

Do you need a license to operate an electric tow or tugger?

No, you do not need a license to operate an electric tugger.

Do operators need training on an electric tugger?

As the manufacturer, we recommend that all operators receive basic operational training.

Training is available on all machines to ensure your operators use electric tuggers safely and maximize usage rates.

We also offer refresher training to retain competency levels and ensure safe operation.

How easy are they to use?

The design of electric tow tugs is focused on simplicity and ease of use, which means operators don’t require lengthy training courses or an electric tugger license to be able to competently operate the machines.

Electric tow tugs are typically available with a range of control options such as:

Our electric tuggers feature simple throttle controls, an emergency stop, a speed selector switch, and efficient coupling systems to make movements as easy as possible.

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