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Forklift Operator Training

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Study method
2 hours · Self-paced
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Digital certificate - Free
  • Hard copy certificate - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Are you looking to learn more about the essential aspects of forklift operation? Our unique Forklift training course, carefully developed by professionals will provide forklift drivers and operators with the required certification to work in the industry or in a warehouse setting.

Employer Obligation: According to Regulation 9 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98), it is the duty of every employer to guarantee that employees receive sufficient training prior to using work equipment.

Operators of forklifts are essential to the efficient operation of businesses. Without forklift drivers, deliveries and items would not be moved, and operations would cease. Forklifts provide an alternative solution to manual handling which requires health and safety compliant environment. You can learn how to operate a forklift safely and effectively, perform a pre-use inspection, and recall and clarify the causes of truck and load instability by taking this forklift training course.

This is a fully comprehensive course designed for an individual with little or no forklift truck experience. This course is comprised of intensive instructions, including discussion and a written test, as well as hands-on practical training and evaluation. Upon successful completion of the course, the operator will be presented with a Forklift training certificate as proof of training.

Key Features of the Forklift Training Course :

  • Instant e-certificate
  • Fully online, interactive Forklift course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified professionals in the field
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Learning Assistance
  • Discounts on bulk purchases


Digital certificate

Digital certificate - Included

Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - Included

You will get the hard copy certificates for Free! The delivery charge of the hard copy certificate inside the UK is £3.99 each.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media


This fully online interactive forklift training with full audio voiceover consists of 7 lessons delivered in 2 hours. The training materials of this course are available online for you to learn and revise at your own time & pace.

Course Curriculum

The detailed curriculum outline of our Forklift Training course is as follows:

****Forklift Training***

Module 01: Introduction to Forklifts

  • Forklifts and key components
  • Truck frame and Counterweight
  • Carriage, power source and mast

Module 02: Types of Forklifts

  • Industrial reach forklift trucks
  • Industrial counterbalance and side loader forklifts
  • Rough terrain and telescopic handler forklifts
  • Pedestrian operated pallet trucks

Module 03: Operating Forklifts Safely

  • Forklift vehicle inspection
  • Manoevering the forklift
  • Control mechanisms
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Start-up and moving procedure

Module 04: Moving and Handling Loads Safely

  • Tilting masts
  • Raising the load
  • Loading and unloading using a forklift on inclines
  • Jibs, Slings and lifting rings
  • Causes of tipping

Module 05: Refueling and Recharging Safely

  • Refueling forklifts with Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) or petrol or diesel
  • Battery care and recharging
  • General safety points
  • Battery charging procedure

Module 06: Operational Risks and Hazards

  • Forklift operation hazards at the worksite
  • Safety rules and regulations of forklift
  • Pedestrian incident reduction
  • Mortal dangers caused by forklifts

Module 07: Regulations and Safety Measures

  • Operational risk assessment
  • Travelling, loading and unloading safety tips
  • Shift ending best practices
  • And much more

Learning Outcomes:

  • Get detailed idea on different types of lift trucks and their key components
  • Learn how to drive lift trucks and operation of hydraulic controls
  • Get trained on pre-shift inspection process and SOPs
  • Safe moving handling of loads including loading and unloading procedures
  • Be skilled in refueling, recharging and understand the operational risk, hazards involved
  • Gain brief idea on PUWER 1998 regulations and general safety measures


This Forklift Training is CPD Certification Service (CPD UK) Accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.

Disclaimer: The CPD approved course is owned by E-Learning Solutions Ltd and is distributed under license.


Once you’ve successfully completed your Forklift Training course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Who is this course for?

You don't need to hold a UK driving licence to drive a forklift truck or undertake forklift training and there is no legal requirement, unless you wish to drive the forklift truck on the public highway.

So the course is open for anyone.

Career path

After completing this Forklift Training course, you'll be prepared with the knowledge and abilities to perform forklift operation smoothly and pursue careers as:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Forklift Driver
  • Deport Driver
  • Forklift Engineer
  • Forklift Truck Driver
  • Warehouse Operator

Forklift Drivers can earn from £30,000 - £35,000 per annum.

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Lucy asked:

Hello my question is is the certificates a licence to drive a forklift?


Dear Lucy, The Forklift Training course is designed by professionals for personal development. The course does not provide any formal qualification nor provide any license. Thank you.

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