Operating a forklift truck is a specialised skill. Many accidents are caused by untrained drivers operating trucks without formal training by a qualified instructor. Also most insurance companies insist that forklift drivers should be formally trained and certified.

This course is designed for experienced forklift operators who do not hold a certificate.

Training delivered onsite at your company's premises

  • 1-2 day course, depending on experience
  • Maximum 3 participants per course
  • Certification valid for 3 years

Who should do this course?

  • Experienced fork lift drivers who have never been formally trained or do not hold a recognized certificate


  • A 3 year certificate is awarded to participants who achieve the required standard in the theoretical and practical tests.

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Course Objectives

On completion of the Experienced Fork Lift Driver Training course participants will be able to:

  • Operate a fork lift truck safely, reducing the risk of injury to operators and pedestrians
  • Use safe operating habits
  • Explain the consequences of taking certain risks while operating a forklift truck
  • Load and unload safely
  • Refuel/recharge fork lift trucks safely
  • Handle awkward loads

Course Content

Theoretical Training

  • Operators safety code
  • Daily inspections of vehicle
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Operating practices
  • Video on safe fork lift operation
  • Feedback

Practical Training

  • Introduction to the forklift truck
  • Controls and instruments
  • Daily inspection and maintenance
  • Starting, stopping and steering
  • Simple corners and manoeuvring
  • Handling pallets
  • Manoeuvring in confined space
  • Skills test