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Forklift Training At Your Site Location

South Coast Forklift Training will travel to your premises to deliver our high quality forklift training courses. We offer instruction and examination on numerous machines to suit all requirements. The counterbalance forklift training course is by far our most preferred program. This is closely followed by both the reach truck and telehandler training courses. The full list can be found further down the page. All our courses are accredited by the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR). This means that the certifications and qualifications you’ll receive will be recognised and accepted throughout your industry.


Our Forklift Courses

Our forklift 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




At the end of each course we ask our trainees to complete a short feedback form. Amongst other questions, we ask them "what did you like the most about this training?" Here are a small sample of the replies:

Clinton was engaging and instructive.

BS, Wimborne, Dorset

The teacher knows how to explain exactly the right thing.

IM, Havant, Hampshire

Lots of details provided; plenty of time to practice.

AG, Chessington, Surrey

How many forklift categories are there?

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