Do your staff need national or in-house forklift training?

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Forklift trucks are a vital piece of equipment in many workplaces, but they are also highly dangerous if used incorrectly. 

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) provide requirements for employers to ensure that any person that uses, supervises or manages the use of work equipment has to have received the relevant training. This includes any staff that are self-employed.

When you sign up for forklift training courses with PD Training, we give you the option to opt for national, or in-house training. It is important to understand the differences and who benefits on which type of training.

In this blog, we will discuss both types of lift truck training and which would be suitable for your workplace.


In-house forklift training

In-house forklift training is an option for companies that who want their employees trained on particular equipment or for a specific job role.

In-house training limits individuals to only be able to perform their role they were specifically trained to do in their everyday work environment. If the employee was to be transferred to a different workplace or get a new job, then the certificate they receive would not cover them. In other words, in-house training restricts staff to only be able to work in the environment they were trained in.


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National and in-house forklift training courses across the UK

National forklift training

National forklift training is a much broader option and covers employees across the UK and Northern Ireland. The main benefit of national training is that the operator is not restricted to a particular workplace. Some companies book national training for their employees if they work at multiple sites or if it is suitable for their job role.

National training is a more comprehensive version of practical lift truck training, which covers everything their job role as an operator could entail.

Individuals who book and pay for their own training are likely to need national training.


How can we help?

Here at PD Training, we provide RTITB and BRITTOPs accredited forklift training courses to companies across the UK.

Our training can be conducted on your site or at our training centres across the UK.
If you are looking to book lift truck training for your employees, contact us to discuss your requirements on 01344 830015 or email us at enquiries@pd-training.co.uk.

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