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Forklift Training – Get Your Forklift Licence

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If you will be using any kind of fork lift, proper training is essential to ensure your own safety and that of the people around you. Technically speaking, you do not need a fork lift licence, but rather a recognised certificate to use a forklift. You also don’t need to hold a driving licence to operate a forklift truck, unless travelling on a public road.

There are many different kinds of fork lift, all of which are designed to serve a particular purpose. These include:

  • Counterbalance forklift
  • Reach forklift
  • Moffett, or truck-mounted forklift
  • Pivot Steer forklift
  • Powered Pallet trucks

We will discuss your specific requirements with you.

What’s involved

Driver Hire Training are here to help you gain your new qualification. We’re here with you every step of the way.

Training length:
This will depend on your existing experience with forklifts and the particular qualification you require, but for a new certificate, the training will typically last between 3-5 days. Your test will generally consist of both practical and theory elements.

Costs will vary depending on where you do your training. We can provide all this information when you call us or submit an enquiry form.

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Ongoing requirements

Whilst most forklift licences don’t officially expire, you should refresh your knowledge at least every three years. A refresher course to ‘top-up’ your certificate will usually last just one day.


Further training

You might also want to consider the following specialist skills qualifications:


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