THE FORKLIFT TRUCK TRAINING CENTRE
NOVICE TRAINING
Ideal for beginners or for those with very limited experience

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NOVICE TRAINING
Ideal for beginners or for those with very limited experience
REFRESHER TRAINING
1 Day refresher training for experienced operators

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REFRESHER TRAINING
1 Day refresher training for experienced operators
CONVERSION TRAINING
Ideal for operators who wish to upskill to another type of truck

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CONVERSION TRAINING
Ideal for operators who wish to upskill to another type of truck
BACK TO BACK NOVICE / CONVERSION
Ideal for those who want to learn to drive 2 trucks

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BACK TO BACK NOVICE / CONVERSION
Ideal for those who want to learn to drive 2 trucks
About Us

Our courses Perfect for all levels Novice or Experienced operators Conversion Training

Whether you have driven a forklift truck before or if you aren’t familiar with them, we will have a course perfectly suited to you. Our courses are targeted towards complete beginners, as well as refresher courses to allow experienced drivers to renew their skills, which must be attained every 3-5 years.

  • RTITB Accredited Trainers
  • RTITB Accredited Premises
  • Competitive Pricing
  • We have our own trucks
  • All training uploaded to the NORS database
Our Services

Finding you the best solution What truck should I train on Each Truck is unique in its own way Let us help you choose

View the different types of trucks below to decide which truck/s would be best suited towards your requirements.

The most common of all forklift trucks and generally one of the easiest trucks to learn to drive
Another common truck generally used within large distribution centres for low to high level racking
This truck is not as common as the reach or counterbalance and is generally used in warehouses with limited space, as its name stands for "Very Narrow Aisle"
This is a specialist truck used by companies with specialist requirements
HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

Find Out MoreACOP's: Download them here: Learn from home:

You can download a range of approved code of practices from the right handside of this section so you can learn and improve your knowledge about the legal status of forklift trucks and what is expected from a forklift operator from a Health & Safety point of view

L117
Rider-operated lift trucks
HSG136
Workplace Transport Safety
PUWER
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
LOLER
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulation
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Is your forklift overheating?

Forklifts go through a lot of work – and overheating your forklift can cause huge problems for your equipment. Avoid an overheated forklift at all costs – here’s how.

Do your maintenance! It’s incredibly important to keep up to date with your maintenance checks – they are a perfect opportunity to find any problems before they become a bigger issue and resolve the matter.

Is your warehouse dusty? Dirt and dust build up can cause your forklift to overheat – make sure your warehouse is kept as clean as possible at all times.

Is your forklift carrying the proper load? Forklifts are built with a specific load weight maximum – if you’re overloading your forklift you’ll cause it to work harder, which in turn can lead to system stress and overheating.

If you do find your forklift is overheating, you should take immediate action. Stop using the forklift, park it in a cool area of your warehouse and let it sit for at least 4 hours before conducting a thorough maintenance check.

The best thing to do however is to try and avoid letting it overheat in the first place!

For more information about our forklift training or to book your place, contact 01582 383388 or [email protected].

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Is your forklift overheating?

Forklifts go through a lot of work – and overheating your forklift can cause huge problems for your equipment. Avoid an overheated forklift at all costs – here’s how.

Do your maintenance! It’s incredibly important to keep up to date with your maintenance checks – they are a perfect opportunity to find any problems before they become a bigger issue and resolve the matter.

Is your warehouse dusty? Dirt and dust build up can cause your forklift to overheat – make sure your warehouse is kept as clean as possible at all times.

Is your forklift carrying the proper load? Forklifts are built with a specific load weight maximum – if you’re overloading your forklift you’ll cause it to work harder, which in turn can lead to system stress and overheating.

If you do find your forklift is overheating, you should take immediate action. Stop using the forklift, park it in a cool area of your warehouse and let it sit for at least 4 hours before conducting a thorough maintenance check.

The best thing to do however is to try and avoid letting it overheat in the first place!

For more information about our forklift training or to book your place, contact 01582 383388 or [email protected].

Is it time to buy a new forklift?

Many warehouses rely heavily on their forklift trucks. Any sign of forklift failure must be spotted and acted upon to avoid any gaps in service. So how can you tell if it’s time for you to invest in a new forklift?

Forklifts typically last 5-6 years of regular usage before they need replacing. It’s worth keeping a record of when each of your forklifts arrive in your warehouse, to have an idea of when each one will need to be replaced. Working in extreme environments can reduce a forklift lifespan, particularly if you’re working in cold, damp or corrosive environments.

Here’s some signs to look out for demonstrating your forklift needs replacing.

  • Limited availability of new parts when a replacement is required
  • Increased regularity in maintenance needs and more services required to keep your forklift in top shape
  • A drop in forklift performance leading to more services and checks than before
  • Old technology that’s no longer in use on newer models

Regular training of forklift operators is also vital to ensuring your forklift is used correctly and stands the test of time.

Replacing your forklift in a timely and efficient manner is critical to ensure there’s no loss of productivity. So keep an eye on your forklift!

For more information about our forklift training or to book your place, contact 01582 383388 or [email protected].

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Is it time to buy a new forklift?

Many warehouses rely heavily on their forklift trucks. Any sign of forklift failure must be spotted and acted upon to avoid any gaps in service. So how can you tell if it’s time for you to invest in a new forklift?

Forklifts typically last 5-6 years of regular usage before they need replacing. It’s worth keeping a record of when each of your forklifts arrive in your warehouse, to have an idea of when each one will need to be replaced. Working in extreme environments can reduce a forklift lifespan, particularly if you’re working in cold, damp or corrosive environments.

Here’s some signs to look out for demonstrating your forklift needs replacing.

  • Limited availability of new parts when a replacement is required
  • Increased regularity in maintenance needs and more services required to keep your forklift in top shape
  • A drop in forklift performance leading to more services and checks than before
  • Old technology that’s no longer in use on newer models

Regular training of forklift operators is also vital to ensuring your forklift is used correctly and stands the test of time.

Replacing your forklift in a timely and efficient manner is critical to ensure there’s no loss of productivity. So keep an eye on your forklift!

For more information about our forklift training or to book your place, contact 01582 383388 or [email protected].

Take measures to reduce your forklift damage

Forklifts are prone to taking a lot of damage in the warehouse – and causing a lot of damage themselves! Forklifts are heavy and powerful pieces of equipment, so it’s vital they are operated effectively.

Forklifts can cause damage in different ways. Loads can fall from a forklift, and the forks can puncture or crush products. Pallets get crushed and that’s before you consider the possible health and safety implications to workers. There’s a number of ways to prevent damage made by forklifts –

  • Invest in proper lighting, to allow operators to be able to see effectively when driving their forklift
  • Make sure your warehouse is well organised, with aisles clear for forklifts to move around safely
  • Inspect your pallets and remove any that have broken planks or missing nails
  • Provide proper forklift training for operators – via The Forklift Truck Training Centre!

For more information about our forklift training or to book your place, contact 01582 383388 or [email protected].

Uncategorised
Take measures to reduce your forklift damage

Forklifts are prone to taking a lot of damage in the warehouse – and causing a lot of damage themselves! Forklifts are heavy and powerful pieces of equipment, so it’s vital they are operated effectively.

Forklifts can cause damage in different ways. Loads can fall from a forklift, and the forks can puncture or crush products. Pallets get crushed and that’s before you consider the possible health and safety implications to workers. There’s a number of ways to prevent damage made by forklifts –

  • Invest in proper lighting, to allow operators to be able to see effectively when driving their forklift
  • Make sure your warehouse is well organised, with aisles clear for forklifts to move around safely
  • Inspect your pallets and remove any that have broken planks or missing nails
  • Provide proper forklift training for operators – via The Forklift Truck Training Centre!

For more information about our forklift training or to book your place, contact 01582 383388 or [email protected].