Forklift Truck Training

Whether you are a novice or an experienced worker, our forklift truck training courses give you the skills you need to carry out your role. With training available for a wide variety of machine types (including counterbalanced lift trucks, reach lift trucks, manual pallet trucks and many more), we have the training you need to get you – or your staff – up to speed.

Why Forklift Truck Training?

Our forklift truck training programme is designed to ensure that workers have the adequate skills to safely operate different types of lift trucks.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) requires employers to ensure that anyone who uses, supervises or manages the use of work equipment (including all types of lift trucks) has received adequate training. This includes:

The correct use of equipment
Any risks from its use
The precautions to be taken

This training requirement also applies if you are self-employed – you need to make sure that you have received the same level of training that an employee would receive from an employer.

Lift Truck Types

Forklift (or lift) trucks are vital tools for many workplaces, allowing materials and goods to be moved easily and quickly. Our courses provide training in the handling of a wide variety of lift trucks, including:

Counterbalance Forklift Truck

Counterbalance Forklift Truck

Counterbalance forklifts trucks feature dual forks at the front, which are used to lift and transport goods. Counterbalance lift trucks are the most used trucks for indoor settings, although they can be used outdoors.

Reach Truck

Reach Truck

Ideal for use in warehouses, particularly those with narrow aisles, reach lift trucks can reach significant heights and navigate well in small spaces. Reach trucks can lift and retrieve loads from up to 14 metres in height, depending on the model.

Manual Pallet Truck

Manual Pallet Truck

Pallet trucks are designed for use with wooden pallets, and enable workers to manually transport them over short distances. They can be extremely cost-effective and are available in a wide variety of sizes.

Container Handler

Container Handler

Specifically designed for the moving and stacking of empty and loaded containers, container handlers are large forklift trucks that all for precise and efficient lifting.

Side Loader

Side Loader

Side loader trucks come with two hydraulic lifting arms which the driver can control to lift a container onto the trailer. Only one person – the driver – is involved in the lift, improving safety, and it can be done in less than five minutes.

Multidirectional Truck

Multidirectional Truck

Useful for navigation in small spaces, multidirectional forklifts can travel in multiple directions once the load has been collected, without having to rotate.

As well as these, our training courses can also cover lorry mounted trucks, order pickers, stacker trucks, pivot steer trucks, rough terrain trucks, telescopic handlers and very narrow aisle trucks.

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Lift Truck Course Outline

Our courses are designed to provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, safely operate and maintain lift trucks.

Training can either be registered by our awarding body, NPORS, or accredited by Kentra Training. On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive either:

A Kentra Training course validation and a plastic ID card
NPORS membership registration and a plastic ID card

Forklift Truck Course Duration

We offer three different course types depending on experience:

Novice

Novice

Providing full training in lift truck handling, this course is perfect for those with no experience or who require comprehensive tuition.

3 Candidates
1 Machine
1 Instructor
5 Days

Refresher And Test

Refresher And Test

Ideal for those who require refresher training and remedial tuition. This course is also suitable for businesses to send staff as part of their ongoing training and development.

3 Candidates
1 Machine
1 Instructor
1 Day

Experience Worker Test (EWT)

Experience Worker Test (EWT)

For those experienced workers who require registration or accreditation, this is a test-only session.

4 Candidates
1 Machine
1 Instructor
1 Day

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