Forklift Training

We are Safety First Forklift Training – Number One Choice For On-site Forklift Training & Competive Pricing

Our Training Courses

Forklift Training Courses

Comply with the Approved Code of Practice for the Training of Lift Truck Operators for Counterbalance, Reach, Side-loader, Flexi, Combi & VNA – Novice, Experienced & Refresher

Manual Handling Courses

Reduce the risks and hazards of manual handling activities and comply with Manual Handling Operations Regulations  

MEWP Courses

Comply with the recommendations of the HSE with accredited training for all your employees who work with Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

First Aid Courses

HSE approved certification that is valid for three years and meets government guidelines and recommended learning hours

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Forklift Training  On-site and On-budget

We understand it’s vital to your business to ensure the safety of your employees, minimise accident risks and remain compliant with HSE regulations and legislative requirements – And at the same time, it’s also vital that you have access to forklift training that is cost effective, flexible to your needs, and delivered by trainers that can engage with your employees to ensure adherence of health and safety regulations and high pass rates

Our aim is to provide you with forklift training that you can trust to be priced right, delivered right and personalised right to suit the needs of your business and employees – all with minimal disruption to your everyday business priorities

As industry changes quickly, and employees come and go, forklift training is always going to be a vital requirement in your business, and rather than adopting an attitude of how we can capitalise on that – We work with our clients to form long term relationships, so that when they choose from our range of forklift training courses, they know they are getting value for money, quality training, and the peace of mind that they are compliant with HSE regulations

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Years Training Experience

Companies Served

Forklift Training Courses & Other Health & Safety Courses

Banksman Vehicle Reversing

This course will teach the Banksman to safely signal and reverse vehicles to designated locations. This course covers the HSE guidance for safe reversing of vehicles using a Banksman.

Forklift Truck Training

For novice, experienced or refresher levels – Complies withApproved Code of Practice for the Training of Lift Truck Operators for Counterbalance, Reach, Side-loader, Flexi, Combi & VNA to acquire skills & knowledge to operate fork lift trucks safely & effectively & to take the RTITB test or an In-House test

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP)

This course is an accredited course and fully complies with the recommendations of the HSE. Accredited instructors will be used to deliver this course.

Emergency First Aid At Work

The Emergency First Aid at Work Course provides you with an HSE approved certificate. It is valid for three years and meets government guidelines and recommended learning hours.

Fire Warden

This course has been designed for anyone who is looking to become the designated Fire Warden for their workplace. Delegates will learn about the causes and effects of fires, as well as how to prevent its spread, and implement necessary emergency procedures

Manual Handling

Manual Handling Training is required if your staff are undertaking potentially hazardous manual handling activities, it is a legal requirement under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations to ensure that effective training is provided.

We’ve Got You Covered

Whether you are a sole trader or a multinational company – If you need forklift training or any other health and safety related training – We can help you ensure compliance with regulations and provide you with forklift training that minimises risks, reduces accidents and leaves you with safeguarded employees who are safety aware

We’re budget focused too – Compliance with health and safety is vital to your business, but it can also be costly too – We provide value for money training and work with businesses to tailor training to your specific needs and budgets

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0161 507 1597

We’re Here To Save You Time, Money & Hassle

Would you like to know more about how we can help you stay safe and compliant? Or if you have any questions about the latest regulations, then we’re here to help you …

I run a business that uses lift trucks. Do I legally have to train lift truck operators?

Yes, it’s your legal responsibility to train lift truck operators. This is covered in the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, as well as Regulation 9 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. You must ensure that anyone who uses lift trucks has received appropriate and adequate training.

Do managers and supervisors need training?

Yes, the Approved Code of Practice has emphasised the importance of training for managers and operators. Managers and supervisors should be able to:

  • Cooperate with operators and managers
  • Maintain and promote health and safety standards
  • Recognise unsafe practices and behaviour
  • Observe effectively and be able to identify hazards
  • Reduce risk points
  • Ensure everyone working in the area is properly trained
  • Ensure each truck has a detailed report of examination
  • Make sure operators carry out pre-shift checks
Do part-time operators require the same training as full-time operators?

Legally, all operators require the same amount of training. It’s imperative that part-time operators are fully trained in the operation of any type of lift truck.

Can I use my forklift truck on a public highway?

The key factor to consider regarding this question is whether or not the truck will travel more than 1,000 yards on a public highway. If it is to be used on a public highway, it must be registered with the DVLA, whereupon a V5 registration document will be issued to the ‘current keeper’. The ‘current keeper’ is not necessarily the owner of the truck – it is the person legally responsible for the vehicle.

How long will my training course take?

If you are experienced but without official training, the course will last around 2 or 3 days, depending on the amount of people doing the course. If you have no experience or training, expect the course to last 3 days for one person, 4 days for 2 persons, and 5 days for 3 persons. These durations can be reduced if the use of the fork lift is limited.

I need a retest. How long will the course take?

It will take a maximum of one day for 3 people attending.

Do I have to train pallet truck operators in my business?

Yes. Pallet truck operators and their training are covered by the same Regulation 9 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 as lift truck operators.

Our Client Testimonials

“I found Safety First Training to be pleasant, tackling all training in a friendly manner.
The instructor took charge and communicated all aspects of the training fully which was applicable and easy for all to understand. The instructor had an excellent personality for training. He was able to create a comfortable environment while maintaining full participation at all times. I would recommend Safety First Training for any future training”

Colin Wilson

Reach Truck Novice Course

“I have used Safety First Training before for my original counterbalance and then a conversion to Bendi. They’re a great bunch, always on hand to offer help and advice. Their support during and after the course is also superb and I know I can always rely on them. I have no hesitation in recommending Safety First Training”

Peter Moore

Bendi/Flexi Conversion Course

“As the training manager of a rapidly growing manufacturing company on Stockport I would like to commend Safety First Training and in particular the instructors on the quality of the forklift training – The Refresher Courses that were carried out recently are the best quote I had in the Northwest Area. The training that they were given to experienced Forklift drivers has improved their all-round skill and enhanced their Health & Safety knowledge – I would have no hesitation in recommending Safety First Training in the future as our company develops”

Glyn Shufflebotham

Forklift Training

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0161 507 1597