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 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.
Let’s dive into some of the regulations covering other types of material handling equipment…
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
No, you do not need a license to operate an electric tugger.
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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