Fork Lift Truck Training

To operate a forklift truck, adequate training needs to be taken, and here at Wayside Transport we can provide specialist courses. We have a team of fully qualified trainers that take you through all the relevant steps in order to get you up to speed. Below, we explain what is involved in the training and the categories that we cover.

Why Undergo Forklift Truck Training?

Depending on the nature of your job, you may legally need to be trained to operate a forklift truck. To adhere to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, employers are required to offer training to individuals that operate specific equipment. This way, employees will be aware of the relevant health and safety practices.

In addition to this, the training is necessary so that employees are well versed in the best methods to operate a forklift. They will also be aware of any possible risks and precautions that are needed when using this particular equipment. Here at Wayside Transport, we have qualified experts that offer courses in a variety of categories, ensuring that nothing is missed.

What to Expect from Your Chosen Course

Learning from our experienced and knowledgeable instructors will get you on your way to being able to operate a forklift safely and efficiently. The length of the course can vary depending on the ability level of the individual undergoing training. Some people come to us as novices, while others simply want a refresher. You will need to be at least 16 years old to operate a forklift, and you should be prepared for a practical test.

Your instructor will talk you through what is required before you are assessed. A pre-shift check test will be required, as will a theory test and a practical operational test. Once you have completed the course and passed all the necessary measures, you will receive a certificate.

What’s Covered…

There are a variety of forklift machines that are used daily in warehouses and other workplaces. Here at Wayside Transport, we have introduced a variety of courses that are specific to certain forklifts. While there is no such thing as a licence to use a forklift, you will need to have knowledge of these machines to maintain health and safety measures.

Having knowledge of a variety of operating systems is beneficial to both you and your employer. With Wayside Transport, you can undergo courses in the following:

  • Pedestrian
  • Rider
  • Counterbalance
  • Reach
  • Rough Terrain Masted
  • Lorry Mounted Loader

In Good Hands…

To get the process started, you should get in touch with our experts here at Wayside Transport. We will be able to advise you on the best course for you and secure your forklift truck training.

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