Fork Lift Truck Training

Fully accredited fork lift training for operators and instructors on all types of lift trucks. All experience levels are catered for; novice courses are provided and for those with existing experience, refresher courses and conversion training to other truck types or capacities are available.

All of our Fork Lift Truck training courses meet the standards set by the Accrediting Bodies Association – Workplace Transport (ABA) who are advised on training by the HSE. We are also a registered training provider for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), offering a range of fork lift courses approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) with hours eligible towards the required five yearly quota.

ABA AITT Fork Lift Truck training courses

For course lengths and further information please select the relevant equipment type from the below list.

Not sure which course is right for you? To discuss truck types, course lengths or delegate experience levels, please contact us on 01273 494952.

Articulated Trucks

Also known as Flexi or Bendi machines, pivot steer trucks have an articulated mast that makes them multifunctional. This eliminates double handling of loads as well as optimising storage space in the warehouse.

Pivot steer training is tailored to cover relevant applications from stacking full pallets in narrow aisles to working in yards, unloading lorries.

 

Counterbalance Trucks

Counterbalance trucks are the most common type of fork lift in use in the UK and are the workhorse of most materials handling operations.

Training on their safe and efficient use is delivered on all sizes and capacities from small, manoeuvrable electric 3 wheelers right through to 50,000kg capacity diesel machines.

 

Multi-Directional Trucks

Multi-directional trucks offer a one truck solution for handling longer loads across a variety of environments. They are versatile, with the facility to travel in any direction without turning the truck, including diagonally. This means, for example, that they can operate in narrower aisles where reach trucks are unable to turn to exit the aisle once they have retreived a load.

Pallet Stackers

Pallet stackers enable operators to carry out the same activities as standard pedestrian pallet trucks but with the additional capability of stacking and destacking goods at height. These are often used as a smaller, cheaper and more convenient alternative to traditional reach and counterbalance trucks.

Courses are delivered on the safe operation of all types of stackers – rider, pedestrian, support arm and straddle trucks – for all experience levels, at our Head Office in Sussex.

 

Pallet Trucks

Pallet trucks come in many forms and can be pedestrian or rider operated or in some cases both, with a stand on platform.

We train on all makes and models from manual hand pallet trucks and low level order pickers through to ride on powered pallet trucks.

 

Reach Trucks

When used to their full potential, reach trucks can bring down costs per pallet stored by enabling reduced aisle widths.

Training on the safe and effective use of reach trucks is delivered throughout all industry sectors, and across variants developed for more specialist applications (for example, multi-directional, outdoor use, high bay working with CCTV).

 

Rider Transportable Trucks

Rider transportable lift trucks mounted on the back of lorries are an increasingly common addition to many fleets, developed to facilitate to the unloading of goods on delivery. They are commonly referred to by manufacturers’ names such as Moffett Mounty, Kooi-Aap or Manitou, amongst others.

Rider transportable fork lift training covers safe and efficient operation as well as the mount and dismount procedure from the truck’s host vehicle.

 

CPC Approved Course

As a registered training provider for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), we also offer rider transportable training courses approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) with hours eligible towards the required five yearly quota.

Sideloader Trucks

Sideloaders are designed to handle long loads over significant travel distances, leading them to become widely used throughout the timber and steel industries.

Sideloader training provides delegates the skills and knowledge required to make full use of the machine’s key features: optimum space utilisation and improved load stability when travelling.

 

Telescopic Handlers

Telescopic handlers provide a more versatile alternative to the traditional masted counterbalance truck, offering both forward and vertical reach and greater lift heights.

Training is available on all truck types including industrial, rough terrain and 360 degree telehandlers as well as a wide range of attachments.

 

Very Narrow Aisle Trucks

Very Narrow Aisle trucks are used for stacking loads, medium and high level order picking or in some instances both functions.

Their unique feature is their steering method. VNA trucks are normally only steered by the operator when transferring from one stacking aisle to another. Once in the aisle the trucks are automatically guided by wire or rail.

Training is available on both man up and man down trucks and is tailored to cover all functions relevant to delegates’ equipment type, working environment and job role

 

Attachment Training

Accredited training delivered on a variety of fork lift attachments, such as clamps, rotators and buckets.

Courses cover the safe fitting and use of the attachment, including the consideration of any effects it will have on the truck and it’s operation.

 

Fork Lift Instructor Training

Fully accredited instructor courses for companies wishing to carry out accredited training, using their own instructors.

Courses are delivered on all types of fork lift truck and are designed to provide certified operators with the relevant skills and knowledge to be able to train others to use the lift truck/s safely and efficiently.

All instructor courses are delivered at our training centre in Henfield, Sussex by experienced and qualified tutors who have undergone comprehensive training in instructional techniques and skills assessment.

 

Training CoursePrior ExperienceCourse Length (Days)No. of Delegates (Max)
Training CoursePrior ExperienceCourse Length (Days)No. of Delegates (Max)
FORK LIFT TRUCK TRAINING
Articulated Truck - Pivot Steer - P1 Rider electric and ICE pivot steer trucks - P2 Pedestrian electric pivot steer trucks - Novice53
Experienced33
Refresher13
Conversion1 or 2 depending on truck type3
Counterbalance Trucks - Rider Counterbalance Trucks - B1 up to 5000kg - B2 5001kg to 15000kg - B3 15001kg+ - B4 Rider electric stand on counterbalance - J1 Rough terrain masted lift trucks - Novice53
Experienced33
Refresher13
Conversion1 or 2 depending on truck type3
Counterbalance Trucks - Pedestrian Counterbalance - A3 Pedestrian electric fork lift truckNovice33
Experienced13
Refresher13
Multi-directional Trucks - M1 Rider electric multi-directional lift trucks - M2 Rider electric and ICE multi-directional sideloaderNovice53
Experienced33
Refresher13
Conversion1 or 2 depending on type of machine3
Pallet Stackers - Pedestrian Stacker Trucks - A5 Pedestrian electric pallet stackerNovice33
Experienced23
Refresher23
Pallet Stackers - Rider Stacker Trucks - A4 Rider electric pallet stackersNovice 33
Experienced23
Refresher23
Pallet Stackers - Straddle Trucks - A6 Pedestrian electric straddle trucksNovice23
Experienced13
Refresher13
Pallet Stackers - Manual and Semi-Manual Trucks - Z3 Pedestrian manual and semi-manual pallet stackers - Z4 Pedestrian manual and semi-manual straddle trucks - Novice23
Experienced13
Reach Trucks - D1 Rider electric reach and straddle trucks 3-8m lift - D2 Rider electric reach and straddle trucks over 8m lift - A8 Rider electric stand on reach trucks - Novice 5 3
Experienced33
Refresher13
Conversion1 or 2 depending on truck type3
Reach Trucks - Pedestrian Reach Trucks - A7 Pedestrian electric reach truck - Novice 3 3
Experienced13
Refresher13
Rider Transportable Trucks - T Rider ICE transportable (truck mounted) trucks - Novice33
Experienced33
Refresher13
Conversion1 or 2 depending on truck type3
Sideloaders - C1 Rider Electric and I.C.E Sideloader lift trucks up to and including 5000kgs - C2 Rider Electric and I.C.E Sideloader Sideloader lift trucks up to and including 15000kgs - C3 Rider Electric and I.C.E Sideloader lift trucks over 15000kgsNovice 53
Experienced33
Refresher13
Conversion1 or 2 depending on truck type3
Telescopic Handler Training - J2 Rough terrain variable reach lift trucks (to 9m) - J3 Rough terrain high lift telescopic trucks (over 9m) - J4 Industrial variable reach lift trucks (to 9m) - J5 Industrial high lift telescopic trucks (over 9m) - J6 360 Variable reach/tele, rotating turret (to 9m) - J7 360 Variable reach/tele, rotating turret (over 9m) - J8 Rider ICE articulated rough terrain telescopic lift truckNovice53
Experienced33
Refresher13
Conversion1 or 2 depending on truck type 3
Very Narrow Aisle Trucks - F1 Rider electric VNA lateral and front stacking trucks - man up - F2 Rider electric VNA lateral and front stacking trucks - man down - Multi Level Order PickerNovice53
Experienced33
Refresher13
Conversion1 or 2 depending on truck type3
Fork Lift Attachment TrainingAny13
FORK LIFT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
AITT or RTITB Fork Lift Instructor CourseMinimum 6 months relevant operating experience and certificate of basic training (or re-test) not more than 12 months old106
AITT or RTITB Fork Lift Instructor Re-registration CourseQualified instructor coming to the end of the 5 year accreditation term56
Fork Lift Instructor Conversion Course to AITT or RTITB Certification (Direct Entry)Currently AITT, ITSSAR, CITB, LANTRA NPORS or RTITB registered56

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