Forklift Training Courses

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Counterbalance - Rider

Category: B1


Reach - Rider

Category: D1


Powered Pallet Truck - Pedestrian

Category: A1


Powered Pallet Truck - Rider

Category: A2


Low Level Order Picker - Rider

Category: A2


Straddle Truck - Pedestrian

Category: A6


Very Narrow Aisle - Operater Up

Category: F1


On-site Forklift Training Courses

South Coast Forklift Training will travel to your premises to tutor your staff in the art of forklift operation. We offer courses on forklift trucks ranging from powered pallet trucks through reach trucks and counterbalance forklifts right up to the largest of very narrow aisle trucks. These courses are accredited by ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register). This means that the certifications and qualifications you’ll receive will be recognised and accepted throughout your industry. We are visited every year to ensure we continue with our exceptional standards.

Our Training Courses

Our forklift training courses are split between theory work in a classroom and practical skills using the relevant machine. The classroom work consists of learning about health and safety legislation, the theory of using a lift truck and the operator’s safety code. The practical work is designed so that trainees gain knowledge and experience gradually. Adequate time to practice is important, before moving onto the next stage. This training culminates with 3 stages of testing:

  • A theory test – consisting of 25 questions
  • Pre-use inspection test
  • Practical skills test involving various manoeuvres completed in a safe manner.


Instructor and trainee operator on a training course in Hampshire
Map showing coverage area for on-site training


Our offices are in Fareham, Hampshire, between Portsmouth and Southampton. We cover Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, and beyond.

Our forklift training courses take place on our customer’s premises. Giving our students the advantage of being trained and tested on a machine that is already known to them. This means they are ready to begin work after successful completion of any training.

Forklift on map, in Hampshire

How many forklift categories are there?

There are currently over 50 different industrial lift truck groups. To use any of the lift trucks in these groups an operator must be trained, tested and authorised (by their employer).