Fork Lift Truck Training: (Counterbalance or Reach)

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Fork Lift Truck Training

Fork Lift Truck Training

Fork Lift Truck Training: (Counterbalance or Reach)

(Accredited fork lift truck training for all levels – Novice, Experienced and Refresher)


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that fork lift truck operators are trained to a nationally recognised standard by an accredited training provider.  FFM trainers are nationally accredited and having a wealth of experience offers a range of courses suiting employees who are new to operating a lift truck through to those that are experienced and require a refresher on current standards and practices.  Course options available:


Fork lift truck training – Novice:

  • For new lift truck operators with no prior experience.

Fork lift truck training – Experienced:

  • For individuals with at least 6 months’ experience of operating lift trucks

Fork lift truck training – Refresher:

  • For operators already holding a current certificate of competence and needing to refresh their skills within a 3-5 year period, in accordance with the HSE’s Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L117.

* Note: The duration of the training is dependent on the numbers attending up to a maximum of 3 people per course.


Course Objectives:

The courses combine theory with a practical assessment of the operators competence to ensure that all lift truck operations are conducted safely and to the operating skill levels that is required by the HSE:

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Operate a lift truck in a safe and efficient manner, carry out loading, unloading, stacking and de-stacking procedures correctly.
  • Apply the operators’ safety code
  • Be aware of their legal responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc.
  • Systematically carry out lift truck user checks.
  • Successfully complete a written and practical competence test.


Course Overview:

  • Responsibilities in law
  • Operators’ safety code
  • Lift truck stability
  • Operators’ user checks
  • Introduction to the lift truck
  • Recording the defects
  • Basic driving skills – operator practice
  • Stack and de-stack procedures
  • Operating practice, including stacking and de-stacking of pallets in varying conditions
  • Written test
  • Practical competence test to a nationally recognised standard
  • Test results


Note:  The level of detail covered in each section will be dependent on the type of course being delivered, i.e. Novice, Experienced or Refresher.



To achieve a full certificate, delegates must pass all theory papers and practical assessments.