Forklift Truck Training

Lantra Approved

Our Forklift Truck Training Courses

Specialist Forklift Truck Training

Plant machines such as forklifts are one of the workhorses of landbased and construction industries. The different types of machines and attachments now available make them extremely versatile and effective worksite tools. But even the most experienced operators can find themselves in potentially dangerous situations. Serious accidents can and do occur without proper training.

Industry Experience

Contour Training’s industry experience includes working with both public and private sector, construction and utility sectors, government organisations, local authorities, MOD and conservation groups. We have some of the most experienced Lantra Awards and NPORS trainers in the UK, many of whom are also highly experienced with all types of all-terrain vehicles.

Why Learn?

Accredited forklift training courses ensure operators fully understand the capabilities of the machine and the most effective way to use it.

Awarding Bodies

Contour Training’s Forklift Truck training courses are accredited by Lantra Awards and NPORS.

Courses available

There are a wide variety of forklift categories and training courses, please contact us with your specific requirements and we will be able to advise you.

Forklift Truck Training Course Content

Duration: 1 -5 days (dependant on experience)

Maximum delegates: 3 novice, 4 experienced.

Awarding bodies: NPORS, Lantra Awards

On successful completion of a forklift training course trainees will be able to:

  • Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Identify and comply with manufacturer’s instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, other information sources i.e. rating plates, and applicable regulations.
  • Carry out all pre-use and running checks.
  • Configure the forklift for travel.
  • Manoeuvre the forklift both with and without a load.
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, both with and without a load.
  • Set up the forklift in order to lift various loads.
  • Lift various loads within the full working range of the forklift.
  • Ensure load integrity and security.
  • Transport Loads
  • Place and retrieve loads accurately at various places.
  • Place and retrieve loads from a vehicle bed or trailer.
  • Keep within safe working parameters.
  • Place the forklift in an out-of-service condition.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedure on and off a transporter.

Duration: 1 -5 days (dependant on experience)

Maximum delegates: 3 novice, 4 experienced.

Awarding bodies: NPORS, Lantra Awards



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