Forklift Licence UK | Courses and Information

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There is a very high demand for Forklift Truck Operators across the UK. Demand has never been higher as Forklift operators play such a vital role in the running of warehouses, yards, deliveries and depots. Getting your forklift licence is a great way to improve your job prospects, but it will also ensure you are safe while operating heavy machine and compliant with UK laws.


The role of a Forklift Operator

Job descriptions for forklift operators will vary depending on the company, butusually your role would include the following:

  • Inspections – Ensuring your lift truck is in good working order and ensuring loads are safe and secure. These inspections should be routine, made every day and before every shift.
  • Operating the lift trucks – Loading and unloading good and deliveries as well as storing goods safely in difficult to reach areas iin warehouses etc.
  • Ad-hoc tasks: These could include creating pallets of goods and using other equipment for various tasks.

Forklift Licence training across the UK

Although there is technically no such thing as a forlift ‘licence,’ more often than not it is referred to as a licence rather than a certificate.

On average there are around 8000 accidents a year involving lift trucks, around 12 of them fatal. Any accidents can be costly, financially for the company but also on a personal level if the people involved are injured.


Here at PD Training, we provide RTITB and BRITTops certified training on four levels

Novice Courses:

Novice courses are ideal for any total beginner using their first forklift truck, and has no previous experience of Materials Handling Equipment.

Experienced Courses:

Experienced courses are designed for a forklift truck operator who has an extensive amount of experience; at least 12 months, however holds no current certification and has had no formal training.

Refresher Courses:

Suited for the operators who are trained and certified, the refresher course allows them to take a test to renew their licence. Forklift certifications are valid for 3 years.

Conversion Course:

This course is suited for operators who are trained and certified on certain forklifts. The conversion course allows them to expand their forklift licences on other types of trucks.


Our accredited forklift courses include:


Gain your forklift training with ease

We offer onsite and offsite training at our fully equipped training centres across the UK.

Getting a forklift licence requires you to pass a practical and theory examination. Our accredited training will teach you everything you need to know in order to pass both exams. We teach all the maneuvres required including lifts and turns.

We understand that a practical exam can be nerve-wracking, so we will be with you every step of the way until you are ready to carry out your examination with confidence.


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If you are interested in our forklift training options, find out today how we can help by calling our friendly customer service team on 01344 830015 or emailing enquiries@pd-training.co.uk.

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