Welcome to the TOPS online administration system

Following the formation of the Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) in 2012, ITSSAR have implemented a mandatory data base (TOPS) for all Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) and Workplace Transport Operators. Accredited organisations will be required to access the scheme and provide details of all accredited operator training. A unique ID number will be issued which will remain with them for life. This number will be used for all additional categories of machines, for which there will be no charge. 


To reduce MHE and workplace transport accidents/incidents, whilst improving safety through training


  • To ensure that all accredited training meets the criteria as prescribed in The Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L117) and ITSSAR Course Syllabus Manuals
  • To provide a safe and secure scheme
  • To provide a means of verifying accredited training


  • Validation and verification of training undertaken
  • Promotes confidence in operator training
  • Lifelong, safe and secure scheme
  • Promotes a communication link between¬†training organisations, employers, operators and the industry
  • Individual unique Identification number
  • Quick, reliable and user friendly system