Your Career as a Qualified Forklift Driver: Things You Should Know

A Man Driving A Forklift

Forklift trucks are a common tool used for moving heavy loads in tight spaces such as warehouses and logistics centres.

In the UK, those employing a forklift driver need to be satisfied that they have an appropriate level of competence before allowing them to operate any forklift machinery. An RTITB Accredited Course is the gold standard of forklift operator training courses and is accepted by employers as proof that you’ve been tested on both the theory and practical aspects of forklift operation.

With an RTITB certificate, you demonstrate a high standard of achievement in forklift operation theory, practical but also an understanding of health and safety issues relating to forklift operation and how risks can be minimised proactively. This is a valuable skill for employers to see.

You do not need a driving license to begin training to operate a forklift truck. Training starts from scratch and your trainer will start with the basics and work through everything you need to pass the test to gain certification.

Your certificate means your qualification is for life, but in order to remain registered with the RTITB, you will need to attend refresher courses. This ensures your knowledge is up to date and in line with current working practices. The refresher courses also demonstrate to employers that you understand the value of keeping your skills up to date.

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