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Yes, it is a legal requirement that all operators have recognised training for the equipment being used.
Yes, under Health & Safety guidelines operators of forklift trucks have to be retested at regular intervals, normally every 3-5 years.
Once your forklift licence is over 5 years old, you will need to complete a Refresher training course.
Yes, managers and supervisors do need to complete the relevant forklift training as PUWER Regulations 1998 state that “all persons who supervise or manage the use of work equipment have received adequate training for the purpose of Health & Safety”.
Yes, a qualified forklift operator must inspect forklifts at the start of every shift. (We can provide daily check sheets for equipment).
No, your certification will only cover you for the piece of equipment that you have undergone training for. For instance, a counterbalance licence will not cover an operator for a reach truck.
Here at 2 Start Training, we have a variety of different forklift machines that you can be trained on, including:
Additionally, we also offer combined courses, allowing you to gain two qualifications.
Yes, 2 Start Training Ltd Forklift truck training Instructors and Examiners are fully accredited with ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register). All training courses are to the National Standards.
Yes, operators must be over the minimum school leaving age of 16, unless operating in dockyards where the age requirement is 18 or over.
Yes, you can complete your forklift training at your site and using your equipment. Off-site training is a good idea as it gives operators practice in the working environment and allows them to train using the equipment they will be operating daily.
There are a number of requirements that you need to meet before training can be completed at your site, such as sufficient room must be given for practical off-job training.
No, a driving licence for a car is not needed unless forklifts are being driven on the road.
The maximum number of trainees that can attend a course is three (Unless stated otherwise).
2 Start Training is a well-established driver training organisation, established in November 2008. We have many thousands of satisfied customers, the majority of whom now enjoy a career in the logistics industry.