Accredited training in forklift truck driving not only ensures your staff are able to handle machinery safely and professionally but have a qualification which is highly sought after in a wide range of sectors and nationally recognised.

At FTW Training, we provide a range of FLT training courses, delivered from our base in Widnes and to businesses in the surrounding Liverpool, Warrington and St Helens areas. We are also able to offer our tailored training services at your place of work, whether that’s a warehouse, factory, shop, shipyard or anywhere forklift trucks are utilised on a regular basis.

Counterbalance Fork Lift Truck Training

Our RTITB accredited counterbalance forklift training course is designed to give operatives a full grounding in all aspects of operation and health and safety. Whether you need to train someone from a novice or update the skills of your existing workforce, you can be sure that your team have a nationally recognised qualifications and are fully trained to work on forklift trucks of this type.

Reach Truck Training

Reach trucks differ from counterbalance forklift trucks in that they are designed to work in narrow aisles and awkward spaces. Many businesses have at least one or two on site. Ensuring that drivers are fully qualified and trained to operate these types of truck is equally important. Again, our reach truck training is RTITB accredited which means you can be confident that you have met all your obligations to ensure that staff are suitably trained.

What Does the Training Involve?

Training for both counterbalance and reach truck operation is tailored to your organisation’s specific needs. Our professional team of teachers and trainers cover all aspects of handling a forklift truck. You may have new employees that you want to train up from scratch or just want a refresher course for those already working at your business.

Novice courses typically begin with the health and safety aspects of operating a forklift truck and this ensures operatives understand all about the current state of legislation and what their responsibilities are. The practical side includes not only safely loading and unloading the forklift truck but also driving it in a variety of situations. Theory and practical tests are included and a successful pass means that a certificate is issued and the driver is licenced to handle the vehicle.

Why Choose FTW Training?

At FTW Training, we work with a wide range of businesses across the North West. That means we can ensure that any sector-specific requirements are covered in our provision. A warehouse will have different challenges compared to an airport, for example, and we try to make all training as relevant as possible.

There’s no doubt that a FLT licence is an important asset. Finding fully trained employees can be a challenge for many businesses which regularly use forklift trucks in their operation. Training up staff in-house makes good sense and can save time and money as well as show employees they are valued by giving them an important and useful qualification.

If you would like to find out how our expert team deliver counterbalance and reach truck training, contact us today to find out more. We also provide training for BENDI, VNA trucks and cherry pickers which can be done on your site.