Forklifts accidents occur frequently and can often lead to serious injury so training is of overriding importance to reduce risk. Companies are legally obliged to train staff to use equipment safely as part of a company’s health and safety policy and risk assessment. Noncompliance, can lead to heavy fines and even custodial sentences. Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act provides that it is the duty of employers to provide such information, instructions, training and supervision as is necessary. All forklift drivers should have written authorization specifying the type of lift truck they can drive and the duration of that authorization
- 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
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.
Training Courses – What’s Included?
All of our courses include the following:
- Basic RTITB, NORS or National Plant NPORS Registration
- 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)