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KEYLIFT FORKLIFT TRUCK TRAINING Professional Fork Lift Truck Training

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 three years but that is down to your company. We advise this as if you have any accidents, which are normally down to human error and bad habits that have been accrued during use of trucks. Our forklift instructor will aim to get rid of these and keep your training fresh and up to date. Remember rules and regulations change over the years and new policies may come in.

Forklift Training Being Carried Out
Forklift Training Being Carried Out

How Often Should Forklift Refreshers Be Carried Out?

It’s very unclear as to whether your certification expires and we understand this. If you look on most health and safety publications it sets examples of 3 to 5 years between refresher courses. Most companies we deal with carry out their refreshers every 3 years. This is to make sure operators are safe competent on the lift truck. Companies should always send employees for refresher training as mentioned above and this will provide you with a new certificate, depending on type of training given.

We advise that you update your training at least every three years, however this could be more frequent if you are changing the type of truck you use, policies have changed, operations are moved either to a new location onsite or new site or risks associated with operation increase.

Cost Of Forklift Training

The cost of completing your forklift training and obtaining the elusive forklift licence varies depending on what course you are booked in for. For more information on this, please do not hesitate to contact us. We do however advise that the course is taken over 1-5 days depending on number of candidates. This is dependant on whether it is refresher training or novice or if changing type of vehicle.

We are aware that some companies try to offer novice training over a short duration. Please be aware of these companies and do your due diligence checks on the recommendations of governing bodies. Make sure you are if the unfortunate happens. Please remember you as a company are responsible for providing adequate training to your employees.

Here at Keylift Forklift and Safety training, we do our utmost to provide quality courses at affordable prices. The minimum time we will complete a novice course is 3 days (depending on number candidates).

Forget About The Forklift Truck Licence!

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, there is no such thing as a forklift licence. It even mentions in under article 69 of the L117, which is a must read for employers and employees.

If you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact us on here, via Facebook or call on: 01282787007

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