Forklift Training in Berkshire

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Here at PD Training, we provide Forklift Training in Berkshire for businesses and individuals conducted on-site or at our fully equipped training centre based in Windsor.

Different types of forklift courses we provide at PD Training

Our professional forklift truck training courses provide the insights and knowledge of moving materials safely, using a range of forklifts, equipment and vehicles.

Our comprehensive forklift training courses are aimed at employers, employees and individuals who work on, or who are in control of worksites. This includes anyone that is responsible for moving heavy loads and different types of materials safely. All of our face to face courses can be conducted from your workplace or from our fully equipped training centre in Windsor, Berkshire. 

Our most popular forklift training courses include:

Our Counterbalance training courses are available for any level of experience. We use the latest training techniques combining theory and practical exercises in accordance with health and safety executive guidelines.

By the end of this course operators will be able to operate machinery safely and in relation to the task, demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under current legislation, demonstrate an understanding of the personal Protective Equipment required for safe use.

An operator training course including theoretical and practical examinations, vehicle loading and offloading, refuelling and recharging procedures including battery handling and load handling skills.

Operators should be trained to an essential level of skill to work with a pivot steer safely and efficiently. This training will include a practical and theoretical examination, so by the end of this course the operator can state the reasons for operator training and pass an operative skills test.

On completion of training, delegates will be able to operate the truck safely and efficiently, be able to attach the truck to a carrying vehicle and detach it safely in accordance to relevant road traffic legislation. The will also be able to clearly understand the causes of truck and load instability and be able to carry out a pre-use inspection of the truck.

A telescopic forklift can lift loads and extend or retract its telescopic arms to adjust maximum reach and lift height. Our tele-handler accredited training ensures the lift truck operator can fully operate and maintain the vehicle, pre-shift checks, defect reporting, engineering principles and weight assessment, manoeuvring skills. load handling skills ad much more. Before completion of the course, there will be a theoretical and practical examination.

Our forklift refresher training is aimed at any operators who are formally trained to use a forklift truck, but require a refresh on training. It includes a practical and theory test to ensure safe operation and driving, load handling skills, code of practice, lifting operations and much more.

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Forklift Operator Requirements


Most trainers won’t train anyone under the age of 17, and most employers won’t employ drivers under 18 due to limitations in place due to the weight of forklifts they are operating. 

Medical Fitness

Forklift drivers and operators need to have the appropriate medical fitness level for the work they are expected to undertake. 

It is good practice for all operators to be screened for fitness before employment and at regular intervals. 

Normal levels of fitness required by forklift operators are:

General – Operators should have full movement of the trunk, neck, limbs and normal agility.

Vision – Operating a lift truck depends on good judgement of space and distance and this required effective use of both eyes. Distance vision should be of the same standard for driving a car on public roads.

Hearing – The ability to hear instructions and warning signals is important, although a risk assessment can be taken to determine if deafness does not constitute a hazard. 

An experienced worker who loses a lib can retrain, but a stable disposition is required. An individual who is dependant on alcohol or non-prescribed drugs should not be employed as a lift truck operator.

Driving License

You don’t need to hold a valid UK driving license to operate a forklift truck unless you need to drive the forklift on public roads or highways.

Forklift training near me

Forklift training for Berkshire businesses and individuals is available all across the Berkshire area and beyond. We offer our lift truck training nationwide.

Forklift training at an affordable price

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional forklift training, but we also keep our prices competitive. You’ll receive excellent instruction delivered safely and expertly, either at our fully equipped training centre in Berkshire or at your workplace.

Would you like to find out more about forklift training in Berkshire? Call us on 01344 830015 for a no-obligation quote or email


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