Fork lift trucks are undoubtedly a necessary form of equipment for many industries, as they allow operators to move and handle a massive amount of materials and goods in a much quicker and more efficient way. But, as everyone knows, fork lift trucks have their risks as well, and they can be extremely dangerous if not handled by an expert and skilled operator. In fact, as the HSE confirms, 25% of all transport accidents in the workplace and other serious incidents are related to the faulty operation of fork lifts due to inaccurate training, a lack of training, negligence, or a lack of supervision. These accidents have often resulted in severe injuries, or worse, death. But even if an incident with a fork lift doesn’t result in an injury or death, it can still have disastrous consequences for a business through equipment damage or damage to buildings and goods.
But here at Logistics Training Services, we are fully aware of the implications of the use of fork lift trucks, and we are more than mindful of the importance of proper handling and training. We have a distinct philosophy – the same as that of the RTITB – and we believe that all fork lift operators should have the proper training, and training to a recognised and approved standard, at that.
It is our belief at Logistics Training Services that safe workplace practices should be implemented at all times, and safety in the workplace is tantamount to the health and safety of all workers involved, especially those who are continually working with MH equipment. But the risks of fork lift truck operation could very well be minimised with the right training, which we at Logistics Training Services are more than happy to provide..
We fully support our clients in their quest for the best standards for fork lift training and operation and offer comprehensive and complete FLT training in Sheffield, and our job and focus is to help your workers’ fork lift training and operation be as effective and robust as possible. We aim to be with you through your entire journey – not just at the beginning, but throughout your operations.
Since we are a member of the RTITB (the largest accrediting body for fork lift training and operations), we take pride in offering the best fork lift truck training in Sheffield that is not only effective and comprehensive but also fully adherent to the highest standards in the industry.
No. You can expect a mixture of practical and theory training – a lot of candidates expect just the practical element of training e.g. “How to drive a truck” but there is also a theory element which covers topics such as legislation, causes of accidents, operator safety code and stability characteristics of the truck.
The minimum age to operate a lift truck is 16 years old. Anyone under 18 years old will need to be supervised when using a lift truck by someone over the age of 18 until they themselves turn 18.
No. Unless you will be operating a lift truck on a public highway.
The majority of our training courses take place on the customer’s premises as the candidate will be able to complete training on the site and machine they will be continuing to use. If this isn’t possible we have various training centres which we can utilise and this may vary dependent upon the machine required for training.
Our training courses are restricted to a maximum of three people with one Instructor and one truck (3:1:1 ratio). Our Instructors cannot accept more than this ratio on any training course and cannot instruct on more than one truck at a time. If there is more than one candidate on your training course, when it is not your turn to drive you will be observing and learning from someone else driving, receiving information and feedback from the Instructor. Our Instructors are highly trained and will make sure you are engaged at all times.