Birmingham, UK – March 23rd, 2022: Britain’s economy is in dire need of forklift operators given the expansion of the manufacturing and agricultural sectors. In order to qualify as a forklift operator, workers must have forklift certification from an RTITB accredited forklift training institute. For over twenty years, RS Forklift Training has been training British workers to operate manual and electric forklifts in cities such as Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Leicester, Southampton, and Staffordshire.
Professional forklift operators, as well as beginners, who wish to obtain a forklift license to work in the UK, can choose from four different kinds of training courses with RS Forklifts. More experienced forklift drivers can choose to enrol in a one-day refresher course in order to upgrade their training. There is also a three-day course, a five-day course for novices, and a Bendi forklift training course. All trainees are required to undergo a four-step process to obtain the complete forklift certification. Candidates have to sit through video tutorials as well as participate in practical workshops where they actually get to learn how to drive forklift vehicles. At the end, each trainee has to complete a written examination in order to graduate as a forklift operator. The entire forklift training is done under the supervision of highly qualified and RTITB proficient forklift instructors.
A representative from the company told us how they have maintained their educational standards for the twenty years that they have been in the industry. “When you’re a forklift operator, the slightest misstep or oversight at work can translate into nasty accidents that don’t just cause injury, but also result in damages and costly repairs for the company. That’s why companies across the United Kingdom trust us to train their employees. From the best safety practices to how to perform proper safety inspections, our forklift training courses cover everything in meticulous detail.”
With hundreds of training centres across the country, RS Forklifts ensures that workers everywhere in the UK have access to their affordable training courses. The company offers well-equipped classrooms with small group sizes so that each trainee receives individual attention from their instructors. From on-site training to RTITB approved safety procedures, the institute prides itself on focusing on every aspect of forklift training, ensuring that their courses produce the best forklift operators who will prove to be real assets to their employers.
Elaborating on his comments, the company representative stressed the institute’s commitment to making each forklift training course a truly client-centric experience. “We have strived to create a superior and customized forklift training program which caters to the specific needs and capabilities of our clients. Our affordable prices remain unmatched by our competitors in the industry. The courses we offer are taught by the best forklift instructors, and the timings are deliberately kept very flexible in order to accommodate each client.” The company offers both morning classes and afternoon classes on weekdays, and they also hold classes on weekends for those who cannot attend the weekday classes due to work or other commitments.
Because of the fact that many companies prefer to give their employees practical knowledge of the job, RS Forklifts hold on-site training for company staff using actual company equipment. This training is done using heavy loads in order to challenge trainees to learn how to handle difficult circumstances at work. Although some parts of the forklift training experience are admittedly challenging, in the end, all trainees acknowledge that their training experience has led to them becoming more confident forklift operators than ever before.
Each course covers all aspects of forklift training, including educating trainees about the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). The practical component includes training in principles of lifting, stability issues and factors, forward and reverse steering techniques, confined and open area steering methods, how to lift and lower loads, how to transfer palletized loads, how to safely pile pallets on top of one another and then de-stack them from high levels as well as ground level. All trainees also learn how to look after the forklift battery and perform pre-use and operational forklift safety inspections.
In addition to their training courses for forklift operators, the company also offers RTITB accredited instructor training courses at our training centres in different cities. These courses use all the best training techniques on the latest equipment to help forklift operators become licensed forklift instructors. RS Forklift Training’s highly trained forklift training instructors have over 20 years of experience in training forklift candidates throughout the UK with an unparalleled success rate.
Their instructor training allows companies to have qualified forklift instructors under their own roof to reduce the cost of outsourcing forklift training for their employees. Upon completing the instructor training course, they are able to instruct forklift operators on their own company premises. Therefore, becoming a forklift instructor through RS Forklift Training is an opportunity for dedicated individuals to embark upon a rewarding career as a recognized RTITB instructor. The instructor training course also complies with the code of practice issued by the UK’s Health & Safety Executive.
With RS Forklift Training, experienced forklift operators can train to become RTITB accredited forklift instructors in a period of 10 to 12 days.
About the company
RS Forklift Training is an RTITB Approved and Accredited Forklift Training Provider offering affordable forklift training courses in many cities across the UK, including Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Manchester, Solihull, Warwickshire, Sandwell and Leeds. The company has been conducting professional forklift training for workers all over the UK for 20 years.
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Address: Haden Works, Haden St,
Birmingham: 0121 411 0727
Wolverhampton: 0190 285 8126
Mobile: 0797 361 8485