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How to become a forklift truck driver in 2022?

This past year has been a tough one. May be a career change is just what you need. Ever thought about becoming a forklift truck driver? So.. New Year,  New Start. In January there are often a lot more opportunities available to people as a lot of people leave their jobs in a December and…


Free Forklift Training

So… how does one get Free Forklift Training in 2022? The pandemic has affected everybody in one way or another. If you weren’t furloughed, you may have been made redundant which is equally as bad.  In fact, some people have been out of work for the last year and cannot see a way forward.  Well……


Types Of Lift Trucks

How many types of lift trucks are there? There are a number of different forklift trucks so in this article I’m going to run you through what they are and what they are used for. Counter balance This is one of the most common types of lift truck. They usually feature protruding forks at the…


Does A Forklift Licence Expire?

In theory, a forklift licence does not exist but there are some rules and regulations that you should adhere to.  Once you have booked one of our training courses, completed the forklift theory test and practical assessment, your company will receive your certificate of training.  We recommend that you update this certificate at least once every…


What Is Rated Capacity On Forklift Trucks?

Let me start by explaining the difference between a forklift rated capacity and actual capacity. The rated capacity refers to the maximum carrying capacity of the forklift truck. The actual capacity is what the forklift truck can lift at various heights and load centres.  The actual load determines the correct dimensions of the load that needs to…


Forklift Truck Attachments

Lift trucks predominately have forks fitted as standard, however, various forklift truck attachments can be fitted to make life in the workplace much easier. There are forklift truck attachments for every application and using the right one can result in higher productivity, it can also prolong the truck’s life and prevent damage and equally decrease…


Speed Limit Of A Forklift

If you currently own or work in a busy warehouse, then you will know that forklift trucks are a valuable commodity but what speed should you be travelling at when operating these? Is there a set speed limit? What affects the speed? We are here to answer all these questions and more. Forklift Truck Speed…


Brands Of Forklift Trucks

So, you have a business, let’s say a factory, which brands of forklift should you purchase?You need to move goods quickly and you’ve hired lots of staff to complete the job..You’ve hired a forklift truck instructor but wait…You haven’t got a forklift to move the goods or train on. How about we look at the…


Used Forklift Trucks

Used forklift trucks are believed to have been broken in after approximately 100 hours of work.  They are a lot cheaper to buy than brand new ones but as with anything there are risks. Obviously you would need to try before you buy to check they are in good working order. I’ve previously mentioned electric…


Free Forklift Training

So… how does one get Free Forklift Training? The pandemic has affected everybody in one way or another and if you weren’t furloughed, you may have been made redundant which is equally as bad.  In fact, some people have been out of work for the last year and cannot see a way forward.  Well… have…


Forklift Truck Instructor Careers

Forklift Truck Instructor Roles, Salaries and Applications A role that you may not have considered before is forklift truck instructor career.  Last year was a tough time for many companies. However with the industry in the UK back up and running, there is a need for employees to be trained to increase production. What does…


Do you still need a Forklift Licence and training if you only use the forklift periodically?

Even if you only use the forklift periodically, you still need to have training. When it comes to the workplace, it is not the police that govern it but the HSE. You could say they have more authority the police themselves.  HSE has a lot of power to enforce rules and regulations.  When it comes…


How To Pass A Practical Forklift Test (7 Steps)

You’d think to pass a practical forklift test would be easy but nothing worth doing is easy.  I can give you some recommendations and if you follow these 7 steps then you won’t go far wrong. 7 Steps To Pass A Practical Forklift Test 1)       Always listen to your forklift instructor.  The likelihood is that they’ve…


Can you drive a forklift if you have diabetes?

Do you know if you can drive a forklift if you have diabetes? This is a very difficult question to answer. It not only depends on the severity of the diabetes but also on the driver’s ability to perform the job. Employers cannot discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 that is in place to…


How Long Is A Forklift Training Course? (UK)

So how long is a forklift training course? This is a good question, right? The rules on this are confusing to some companies but here at Keylift Forklift Training we have some strict guidelines in place to help you separate the fact from fiction but also keep you safe.  For one thing… You SHOULD NOT…


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