We know that forklift training can be confusing to those who are new to the world of operating a forklift, that is why we have put together this free forklift training guide to give you all the information you need to start your journey as a forklift operator. In this guide, we will be discussing some of the most frequently asked and important questions in the industry.
What types of forklift training are there?
Here at 2 Start Training, we offer a wide variety of training courses that cover a range of different types of forklift machinery. We have courses that are suitable for all different abilities, from complete beginners to experienced professionals who need a refresher forklift training course. The types of forklift trucks that we train students on include:
- Counterbalance trucks
- Reach trucks
- Moffett forklifts
- Pivot-steer forklifts
- Powered Pallet trucks
As mentioned above, we have courses that cater for all different levels of ability and confidence which means we will have the perfect course for you!
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Why is forklift training important?
Forklift training is important because it can help massively reduce the risk of accidents and injuries that are related to forklift operations. It is the duty of an employer to ensure their staff have been provided with the correct information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure the safety of all employees.
Additionally, completing your forklift training with 2 Start will show potential employers that are you compliant and have the correct forklift certification to operate your desired forklift. Also, it will prove that your training is to a high standard and that you can safely operate a forklift truck.
What does forklift training consist of?
All of our forklift training courses will teach you the skills and knowledge that you need to safely and securely operate a forklift truck, whether it be a counterbalance forklift or a Pivot-steer forklift.
Additionally, all of our instructors will work hard to ensure you have the best chance at passing your forklift course and that you are ready to take your test.
How often do I need forklift training?
You will be required to complete a forklift refresher training course every 3-5 years from the point of which you obtained your current forklift licence.
All of our forklift refresher courses will take candidates 1-day to complete.
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How long does forklift training take to complete?
The length of your forklift course will vary depending on the level of ability and confidence that you have before you have started your course. Those who are less confident will require a longer period of training to ensure that they can safely and effectively operate a forklift truck.
The courses we offer range from Novice courses for beginners to refresher courses which are designed for those who have already achieved their forklift licence, but it is about to expire. Our courses range between 1 and 7 days to complete.
What does forklift training cost?
Your forklift training cost will also vary depending on which of our forklift training courses you opt to complete, with the courses that are longer in duration costing more to complete.
All of our forklift training prices are competitive, and completing these courses will allow you to start your journey as a forklift operator.
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Where can I do forklift training?
Forklift training is available to complete at all of our training centres with locations in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing. All of our training depots have industry-leading facilities, which include spacious and tidy warehousing facilities and air-conditioned classroom facilities, allowing our students to complete their forklift training in dedicated and private facilities.
Counterbalance and Reach truck training are available to complete at all four of our training depots, with Moffett training only being available to complete in Portsmouth. Furthermore, our Powered Pallet and Bendi courses only being available at our Southampton depot.
We hope that this free forklift training guide has provided you with all the information that you were looking for and means that you are ready to complete your forklift training at 2 Start!
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