Fork Lift Truck

Fork Lift Truck

Forklift truck training 

(Counterbalance,Reach & Telehandler)

Forklift training on site has the advantage of operators being familiar with the actual equipment and types of loads they will be using in their daily working environment. There is also no wasted travel time or expense for the delegates, or you. The benefits for companies who invest in fork lift operator training far outweigh the cost of any training course. Apart  from meeting your health & safety obligations, a skilled workforce will result in a more efficient handling operation and less accidental damage.
All our instructors at PDT Training Services  have relevant certification for the type of equipment that they train you on. They are accredited to ITSSAR and adhere to all its standards. You can expect professional conduct and a friendly manner from our instructors at the training premises. We possess full liability and professional indemnity insurance, proof of which can be provided upon request. For any specialist advice, contact our professional and friendly instructors at PDT Training Services today.


This course enables the successful trained operator to use any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity (with authorisation) anywhere in the UK.

Reach Truck

D1 Reach and Straddle Trucks 3 – 8m

D2 Reach and Straddle Trucks 8m Lift


J2    Variable Reach / Telescopic – up to 9m Lift – 2 or 4 Wheel Steer/Articulated rough terrain 

J3    Telescopic above 9m Lift – 2 or 4 Wheel Steer/Articulated rough terrain 

Course durations for fork lift truck courses (Counterbalance , Reach Truck & Telehandler)


Up to 5 days (dependent on the number of course attendees).

Suitable for:
Anyone with no previous experience of driving a fork lift truck.

Age 18 or above.  No previous experience required.


Up to 3 days (dependent on the number of course attendees).

Suitable for:
For those who wish to formalise their experience for the purposes of Health and Safety requirements or who wish to gain a qualification transferable to other sites and recognised by future employers.


1 day.

Suitable for:
Anyone that is experienced in driving and has a certificate from an accrediting body and is seeking to renew it.

Refresher courses must be taken approximately 3 years following the initial novice course.

Must hold a certificate to operate from a recognised accrediting body

Course duration is dependent on the number of attendees and the driving experience of the individual. The standard number of days based on instructor ratios of 3:1 are below:

  • Novice: Up to 5 days
  • Experienced: Up to 3 days
  • Refresher: 1 day

Conversion FLT Course

Depending on truck type 1 or 2 Days

Please contact us for a specific quote for on-site training