ABA Workplace Transport Groupings

In the forklift industry every truck has its own ABA category to ensure the correct areas are covered during training set by our accreditting bodies RTITB and ITSSAR.

Please have a look at the table below to see the groups your staff need training on.

A Group Pedestrian Pallet Truck/Stacker
A1A1PedestrianElectricPallet; stillage; low lift platform & low lift order-picking trucks
A2a2RiderElectricPallet; stillage; low lift platform & low lift order-picking trucks
A3a3PedestrianElectricCounterbalance lift trucks
A4a4RiderElectricRider Pallet Stackers
A5a5PedestrianElectricPallet stackers
A6a6PedestrianElectricStraddle trucks
A7a7PedestrianElectricReach trucks
B Group Counterbalance Truck
B1b1RiderElectric & I.C.ECounterbalance lift truck up to and including 5 tonne*
B2 & B3RiderElectric & I.C.EB2 Counterbalance lift truck over 5 tonne- up to and including 15 tonne B3 Counterbalance lift truck over 15 tonne*


RiderElectricStand – on counterbalance
C Group Side Loader
C1 & C2c1-2RiderElectric & I.C.EC1: Side Loader up to and including 5 tonne*. C2: Side Loader over 5 tonne- up to and including 15 tonne*.
C3c3RiderElectric & I.C.ESide Loader over 15 tonne*
D Group Reach
D1 & D2d1 -2RiderElectricD1: Reach & straddle truck 3-8m lift. D2: Reach & straddle truck over 8m lift
D3d3RiderElectricStand on Reach trucks
E Group Order Picker (Low and High)
E1 e1RiderElectricMedium lift order picking trucks up to 2.5m
E2e2RiderElectricHigh lift order picking trucks over 2.5m
F Group (Man Down and Man Up)
F1f1RiderElectricVery narrow aisle lateral (and front) stacking trucks – operator up
F2 f2RiderElectricVery narrow aisle lateral (and front) stacking trucks – operator down
G Group Container Handler
G1g1RiderI.C.EContainer Straddle carriers


RiderI.C.ECounterbalance container handling trucks
G3g3RiderI.C.ESide loader container handling trucks
G4g4RiderI.C.ETelescopic container handler trucks
G5g5RiderI.C.ERough Terrain Telescopic container handler truck
H Group Tow Tractor and Trailer
H1 h1RiderElectric & I.C.ETow Tractor and Trailer (Rider)
H2 & H3h2-3RiderElectric & I.C.EH2: Tow Tractor and Trailer.(Pedestrian)  H3: Tow Tractor over 30,000kg Draw Bar Pull
J Group (applied to 2 or 4-wheel steer) Telescopic Handler and Rough Terrain
J1j1RiderI.C.ERough terrain masted lift trucks
J2j2RiderI.C.ERough terrain variable reach lift truck – up to 9m lift
J3j3RiderI.C.ERough terrain high lift telescopic trucks – above 9m
J4j4RiderI.C.EIndustrial variable lift truck – up to 9m lift
J5j5RiderI.C.EIndustrial high lift telescopic truck – above 9m lift
J6 & J7j6-7RiderI.C.EJ6: Variable reach/tele, 360o slew under 9m lift. J7: Variable reach/tele, 360o slew over 9m lift.
J8j8RiderI.C.EArticulated RT Telescopic lift truck
M Group Multi Directional (4 Way)
M1m1RiderElectricMulti-directional Counterbalance lift truck
M2m2RiderElectric & I.C.EMulti-directional side loader
M3m3RiderElectric & I.C.EMulti-directional Reach truck
P Group Pivot Steer
P1p1RiderElectric & I.C.EPivot steer trucks
P2p2PedestrianElectricPivot steer trucks
T Group Vehicle Mounted Lift Truck (Moffett)
T1*t1RiderI.C.EVehicle Mounted lift truck
Z Group
Z1z1PedestrianManual & Sami ManualPallet trucks
Z2z2PedestrianManual & Sami ManualPlatform trucks (including fixed type)
Z3z3PedestrianManual & Sami ManualPallet stacker
Z4z4PedestrianManual & Sami ManualStraddle truck
MEWP Group
 1A1aRiderElectric & I.C.EStatic Vertical – Driven into position and cannot drive elevated
1B1bRider & PedestrianElectric & I.C.EStatic Boom – Trailer mount, van mount, lorry mount and spider lift, cannot drive elevated
3A3aRiderElectric & I.C.EMobile Vertical – Can drive elevated
3B3bRiderElectric & I.C.EMobile Boom – Can drive elevated

PLT Training are able to offer Plant Machinery courses for the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing, Agricultural, Ports and Marine sectors.  We are able to offer these training courses through an NPORS who have been supporting the industry for over 20 years and are one of the UK’s leading Accreditation and Registration Bodies. Please see the courses below: