Why Choose Us?

South Coast Forklift Training is widely recognised as a provider of high quality forklift training and examination. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times. The objective of our forklift instruction is to produce proficient and safe operators. Therefore, all courses begin with Health and Safety and an operator’s responsibility in the workplace.

Our lessons are all delivered in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We realise that in a few days of training we need to make our lessons stay with our operators for a lifetime. To achieve a high standard of training we push our students to maximum.

Whilst we do our best to ensure all operators pass our courses. It is our belief that forklift training shouldn't be just about passing a test but readying operators for day to day forklift use. We are happy to spend an extra hour or two to get the right result.


On Site Forklift Courses

South Coast Forklift Training is happy to bring their ITSSAR accredited training to your business premises. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors will deliver our lessons on your machines. This eliminates the need to re-learn another lift truck after initial training. Meaning, once the courses are completed you’ll be ready to go!

Every forklift training course is carefully tailored to meet a client’s needs taking in to account their usual activities performed with the lift truck.

Our customers range from small businesses with a few operators and a single machine to companies that require larger scale and volume requirements. Our business is based upon the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We strive to go above and beyond the requirements of all our clients. Knowing that if we don’t take care of our customers someone else will.


Fully Accredited Forklift Training Courses

South Coast Forklift Training is a category 2 ITSSAR organisation. This allows us to carry out training and examination on our customer’s premises. All trainees who successfully pass our courses will receive a nationally recognised and accredited certificate. We are very proud to represent ITSSAR and we take our responsibilities very seriously.

Delivering ITSSAR accredited lift truck coaching involves explaining employers and employees responsibilities under the Health and Safety at work Act 1974. It’s also part of the lessons to cover the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), the Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). Also, to outline the many topics in the HSE’s Approved Code of Practice (L117).

Our Most Popular Courses

Counterbalance Training

The counterbalance forklift is what most people think of when talking about forklift trucks. They are by far the most common fork truck in use in the world today. Their versatility means they are useful both inside and outside.

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Telehandler Forklift Courses

No building site or farm is complete without a rough terrain, telescopic forklift truck. Their large tyres and high ground clearance mean there aren't many locations they can't work in. Some come equipped with legs for increased stability.

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Reach Truck Training Courses

The reach fork truck is a common sight in most warehouses. They have great manoeuvrability and the ability to reach into warehouse racking. Usually chosen when height, rather than weight is the main purpose of use.

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Get The Correct Training, Every Time

As an employer, you are required to by law to ensure the correct training of your employees. We will advise you after careful discussion what level of training is needed. The courses we offer range from ½ day to 5 days in length. The shortest are safety refreshers where a relevant, in date (under 5 years), accredited certificate is already held. Next up is experienced operator training where candidates have relevant experience but, have not received any kind of approved training and do not hold a certificate. Lastly, we have novice training, this is for operators who have little or no experience.

The objective with all of our forklift courses is to equip students with the confidence, knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently operate a lift truck in the workplace.

The lift truck courses we offer range from powered pallet trucks through reach trucks and counterbalance forklifts to the largest VNA's. If there is a course that you require that we cannot supply we’ll undoubtedly be able to put you in contact with somebody that can.

We'll Work With You

Companies tell us that they held off from booking forklift training for fear of disruption. So, we offer flexible start times for those that don't work the usual 9-5. In addition, we can shuffle our lessons and breaks to keep any disruption to a minimum - give us a try!


Areas Covered

Our offices are in Fareham, Hampshire, between Portsmouth and Southampton. We try to cover all training in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and London. Anything further afield would likely be delegated to one of our carefully selected network of accredited training companies.

And finally... thank you for reading this far, if you want to know more? Check out our frequently asked questions or contact us.


Here is some recent feedback from our many satisfied clients:

The instructor was very thorough and extremely patient and persistent and encouraging.

DB, Emsworth

Had a lot more information, learned a lot more than from other instructors.

SJ, Portsmouth

Clinton was really relaxed and made me feel at ease and confident.

LP, Eastleigh

What is a forklift licence?

Technically there is no such thing as a forklift licence. But, on successful completion of basic training you’ll be issued a forklift certificate – ours are ITSSAR accredited.