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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…


Electric Forklifts vs Gas Forklifts

Electric forklifts vs gas forklifts? Have you ever wondered which is the better option. The way the world is going electric forklifts seem to be the way forward, but are they as good as they say they are?  Are they the right choice for you?  You will have read a lot about electric cars in…


What Qualifications do you need to become a Forklift Truck Driver-UK?

To become a Forklift Truck Driver, you do not need to have any formal academic qualifications. However some basic numerical skills can be useful, especially for working out the weight of the load, capacity of the truck and the distance you will be travelling. Furthermore, you will need to take a 3–5 day Forklift Training…


Forklift Theory Test Questions & Answers – UK 2021

Forklift Theory Test Questions & Answers – UK 2021 Test your knowledge and get ready for your forklift truck theory examination. Our Latest selection of questions & answers practice papers below will make sure you pass your theory test first time. Whether used in an industrial or commercial environment, safety is always of utmost importance…


Fork Extensions – Rules and Regulations

So you need to use fork extensions, but what are the rules and regulations? Can you use them for every job? Does it reduce what you can lift? Can they be made in-house? There are a lot of questions surrounding extensions and its hard to come by the answers. In the next few paragraphs we…


3 Steps To Your New Well Paid Job

How To Become A Forklift Instructor Become a Forklift instructor and get loads of benefits? Here’s how to get started. As an extra bonus we’ve got jobs ready for you when you pass. What You Need 1 – Forklift Truck ExperienceThe first thing you will need is forklift truck experience. When teaching people you need…


Lifting and Slinging Procedures

9 Steps For Safe Lifting and Slinging. 1, PRE USE CHECK. Before any lifting and slinging takes place a pre shift check must be carried out on the equipment used. This includes checking for, rips, tears, cracks, stitching coming loose, wear, clasps, discoloration, tags, to name just a few. Report any faults immediately. This is…


Why Fire Safety Training Is Important

There is many roles you need to cover as an employer. You’re a sales representative an accountant and many more. You are also in charge of the employees health and safety while at work. It’s easy to remember the usual training you need to provide like Forklift Truck Training and First Aid etc, but what…


Forklift Truck Buying Vs Renting

When it comes to obtaining a forklift truck for your company, there’s one big decision you need to make. Buying Vs Renting Forklifts which is better? They both have their pros and cons but ultimately it is what ever suit your circumstances. Below we discuss the main benefits and down falls for both renting and…


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