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Counterbalance Forklift Training

ITSSAR is a nationally recognised qualification in the haulage/construction industry.

Counterbalance forklift trucks are the most common type used in the UK today. Without the correct forklift training, accidents can happen which can result in lost time, reportable incidents and damaged products, ultimately resulting in dissatisfied customers going to competitors. That’s why we offer forklift truck training courses to protect your business and its operators.

Forklift training courses can be held at our training centre or on your own business premises depending on your requirements. We offer forklift truck courses to meet our customers’ needs, with options available for people with no experience, as well as for those who just need a refresher to keep their skills and forklift truck license up to date.

Novice Course

This forklift truck course is aimed at people with little or no experience of using such a vehicle. The candidate will need to be assessed by a qualified instructor and a personalised training plan agreed and implemented.

Operator Course

These forklift truck training courses are for people who have previous experience with a forklift but who don’t hold a current certificate, although they’ll have proof that they previously* held one. (*Expired more than six months ago.)

Refresher Course

This is designed for people who’ve previously undergone forklift training courses. They must be able to provide a current or recently expired** certificate to prove they’ve already held a forklift truck license. (**Within the last six months.)

The length of the course will depend on the instructor:candidate ratio.

Candidates will be entered onto the ITSSAR database, giving them a unique ID number, which will be printed on their certificate and card.

For more information on any of our driver training courses, please do not hesitate to call our training department.

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    David Watson Transport
  • David Watson Transport Ltd
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    Colchester, Essex CO6 2NS

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