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South West Fork Truck Training

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Types of Truck


We can train at your site at times to suit your shift patterns 7 days a week if required.


  • Counterbalance

  • Reach Truck

  • Rough Terrain Telescopic handler

  • Pivot Steer

  • Lorry Mounted Crane

  • Pedestrian Stacker

  • Manual Handling

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Why train?


What can a professionally trained operator offer your business?


  • Compliance with the law

  • Safer working environment

  • Reduced damage to stock and equipment

  • Staff feel motivated and valued

  • Improved productivity

  • Increased Profits


A well trained operator could save you a lot in the long run.

Training provided to suit all levels of experience and applications.


Courses from 1 - 5 days depending on experience and the number of learners on the course. 

  • Beginners

  • Experienced Operators

  • Conversion

  • Refresher Training

  • Operator Assessment

Course Content


Lessons that can be covered on a basic course for a beginner.


  • Heath & Safety Law (HASWA) Responsibilities of employer and employee.

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).

  • Types of lift trucks and their component parts.

  • Principals of counterbalance.

  • Rated capacity plates, de-rating of the lift truck including the use of attachments.

  • Lift truck stability and instability.  

  • Operator safety code (the highway code for forklifts).

  • Pre-shift inspection of the lift truck recording and reporting of defects.

  • Re-fuelling, battery charging and battery maintenance.

  • Basic driving and steering open area.

  • Driving and reversing through a chicane.

  • Left and right 90° turns open and confined space.

  • Introduction to the hydraulics.

  • Load assessment and load handling.

  • Stacking techniques low, medium and high levels.

  • Loading/unloading of Vehicles.

  • Pallet racking & Bulk stacking.

  • Safety Films.

  • Course tests, Theory Paper - Pre-check and Practical Test.

  • Course conclusion and feedback.

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