With no skill the novice needs to have time to both absorb the theory and then acquire safe  handling ability of the lift truck. Gain confidence in his ability and new found skills. Appreciate the Health and Safety side of his new found working environment on a lift truck. To achieve this to the national standard courses are set as follows.

  • Introduction
  • Theory and Videos
  • Operators Safety Manual
  • Pre-shift checks recording
  • Truck Stability
  • Lifting capacities

The Health & Safety Commission’s Code Of Practice, issued under the authority of the Health & Safety at Work Act, states that all employers must ensure that Forklift Operators are adequately trained.

Our Forklift Operator Courses are designed to meet the requirements of this Code Of Practice and help operators use trucks both safely and efficiently. Courses are carried out by our fully accredited instructors and training certificates to satisfy the Code of Practice are issued on satisfactory completion of training.

Basic Operator Training Syllabus

Theoretical Training

  • Induction
  • The Operators Safety Code
  • Daily Inspection
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Operating procedures
  • Fork truck stability
  • Theory Test.

Practical Training

  • Introduction to the equipment
  • Daily inspection, take-over & maintenance
  • Starting, stopping, steering
  • Simple corners & manoeuvring
  • Operation of Hydraulics
  • Weight Assessment
  • Handling laden & unladen pallets
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Driving on & off ramps
  • Vehicle loading & unloading
  • Handling awkward loads
  • Practical tests


We are currently offering the following range of courses to ensure that your training needs are fully supplied. Just establish which course is required, then decide what level is needed depending on your (or your employees’) level of experience. Give us a call to clarify your needs or book your staff in!

Novice Course (5 Day)
Aimed at people with no previous experience

Operator Course (3 Day)
Aimed at people who have had previous operating experience, but either do not have a certificate or are unable to provide proof that they held one

Refresher Course (1 Day)
For those operators who have been trained and tested in the UK in the past, and are able to provide the certificate (or copy of) proving that they have had this

Conversion Course
For those operators who already hold a certificate in one type of fork truck, but would like to gain a certificate in another type. This often results in a much wider appeal to prospective employers.

All of our courses include the following:

  • Training to National Standards
  • Full Certification and Test Fees
  • Provision of ID card with photograph
  • Certificate of Basic Training
  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)