Forklift Training across the UK

Fully accredited lift truck training for operators and instructors available Nationwide

Types of forklift training

Counterbalance forklift

Reach truck training

Electric Pallet Truck

Forklift truck instructor

Forklift
refresher

Vehicle mounted forklift

very narrow isle truck

MEWP/Cherrypicker
boom lift

Multi directional side loader

order picker
training

pivot steer truck

scissor lift traininig

Our forklift training courses

We provide fully accredited forklift operator training on all types of lift trucks. Our training is available for all industries and we cater for all experience levels, including novice, experienced or refresher training. 

Contact us to discuss your unique training requirements.

Forklift Training FAQ's

Forklift operators use industrial forklift trucks to lift and carry heavy loads. Although a forklift license doesn’t actually exist, to drive a forklift, you must be certified.

What is a forklift operator?

A forklift operator is a person that is responsible for transporting heavy materials using industrial machinery like forklift trucks.

Many organisations reply on forklift drivers and operators to move materials around in warehouses. They are often a fundamental part of the workforce. 

What is a forklift operator certification?

The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) requires forklift operators to be certified before operating a lift truck or forklift. Forklift certification is mandatory to help reduce the number of injuries due to unsafe operation of equipment in the workplace.

How long does a forklift truck licence last?

Officially there is no set time limit for forklift refresher training, however it is recommended training is taken every 3 to 5 years. This ensures that operators are always up to date with the latest technology and they can be reminded of vital safety procedures that keep your workplace safe and compliant.

Forklift Licence Requirements (age driving licence, medical fitness)

Age

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.

Which forklift license level do I need?

To be able to drive a forklift, forklift training is mandatory for health & safety. 

Course Levels

Novice forklift course

For those individuals that have never driven a forklift before. This is an introductory course where delegates learn everything, including practical, theory and the relevant tests. 

Experienced forklift course

This level of course is for those operators who have experience on forklifts but who needs to get licensed.

Refresher forklift course

Forklift refresher training is recommended to any operator that has completed the novice course in the last 3 years. 

Forklift training near me

We provide forklift training across the UK. Training can be conducted at your site or at one of our fully equipped training centres nationwide. 

How to get started

Contact us to find out more about our courses, course start dates and availability. We run courses throughout the month from training courses across the UK. We can also book external courses on your premises.

1

Course booking and enrolment

Once you have booked your training with us, we will send you the booking information and forms to complete.

2

Make your payment

With your course enrolment information, we will attach an invoice to be paid within 14 days prior to the course commencement date. Once your payment is received, your booking is complete. A confirmation will be sent to your email address.

3

Course Completion

Once your training is complete, you will receive your certification and/or ID card. We will then send you your digital certificate to download and print. (Physical Certificates on request.)

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