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Forklift Training in Dartford, East Grinstead and the Surrounding South East Region

Forklift Training Courses

Our services include forklift training courses which cover theory-based applications, practical demonstrations, exercises, assessments and additional material, including PowerPoint presentations and informative DVD footage. Our educational approach benefits clients across all Crawley and South East areas in the following ways:

An understanding of current trade and industry regulations
including the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment (LOLER)
An introduction to machinery
including the controls and components of common forklift models
Detailed learning
on coolants, lubrication, fuels and refuelling systems
Using emergency controls
and manoeuvring forklifts across ramps
Carrying pallets
for loading and unloading materials, including the management of loads in different shapes and sizes for static racking
Learning
the causes of unstable forklift use and performing forklift inspections

Training Schemes

Operator Experience

Course Duration

Novice Course
3 to 5 days
Experienced Driver Course
2 to 3 days
Refresher Training Course
1 day
Conversion Training Course
1 day

Attendees on our courses can expect to learn operations on all of the following:

Counterbalanced forklifts for manoeuvring across all terrains and transporting loads of up to 5000 kg
Reach truck and side-loaders designed for warehouses with narrow aisles
Telehandler or telescopic handler trucks using pallet forks to manage larger construction and agricultural material loads
Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) including scissor lifts and cherry pickers
Articulated, bendi-trucks and flexi-trucks with pivot steer training

Forklift training schemes allow staff at your Brighton, Croydon, Crawley, Dartford, East Grinstead, Epsom, Guildford, Horsham, Leatherhead, Redhill, Sittingbourne, Slough and Tunbridge Wells premises to safely operate vehicles as outlined in manufacturer manuals. Successful candidates gain authorisation to operate a counterbalanced forklift truck with a maximum capacity of 5000kg across sites in the UK in full compliance with the HSE Code of Practice L117.

Following completion of a forklift training course, candidates will also understand their responsibility to abide by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Gatwick Forklifts can now offer forklift training to commercial and industrial clients, and their staff, anywhere in Crawley or the surrounding Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex areas. We visit businesses in Brighton, Croydon, Dartford, East Grinstead, Epsom, Guildford, Horsham, Leatherhead, Redhill, Sittingbourne, Slough and Tunbridge Wells, to name just a few of our key service locations, to provide invaluable help and advice. Our company has a full range of approved HSE and RTITB courses available and can also accommodate client visits at our premises in Three Bridges.

With more than 25 years of experience in forklifts, our team includes instructors who receive a high standard of training, and who can pass on their experience to your own personnel. We’re available to provide your workforce with onsite and offsite forklift training, and to equip them with the skills needed to operate forklifts in a safe, controlled and legal manner.

Onsite and offsite forklift training helps to create a safer working environment in all commercial premises including factories and warehouses.

In addition to Crawley, Gatwick Forklifts can also provide onsite and offsite training in the surrounding Brighton, Croydon, Dartford, East Grinstead, Epsom, Guildford, Horsham, Leatherhead, Redhill, Sittingbourne, Slough and Tunbridge Wells areas.

Forklift Training from Experienced Instructors


The instructors at Gatwick Forklifts help your staff to sit forklift training courses as part of a complete service range. Customers and clients in Crawley and the immediate Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex areas, as well as those across the South East region, will learn how to use counterbalanced forklifts, the most common machinery used for lifting and handling materials in UK workplaces.

These courses, approved by the Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB), focus on efficiency, user safety and risk assessments. Forklift training also comes accredited by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Up to 8,000 reported injuries occur in the workplace each year which relate to forklifts, ranging from sprains and fractures to fatalities. To stop hazards in your own working environment, we recommend professional training courses as part of a forklift service that represents a sensible investment for commercial and industrial clients alike.

In addition to limiting the fines and costs incurred by employers, companies receive important recognition for complying with HSE regulations whenever they use our company, and our instructors, for forklift training.


For forklift training courses in Dartford, East Grinstead and the South East from qualified instructors, call Gatwick Forklifts on 01293 831 300.

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