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The Training Pig

Forklift & Telehandler Training

Our team here at The Training Pig are RTITB qualified and can  provide in-house Forklift and  Telescopic Lift Truck Driver Training at your premises across the UK

Before you can drive a Forklift Truck or Telehandler, you need to  complete comprehensive Training. Forklift & Telehandler Training will ensure that you are competent to operate them, comply with Health and Safety regulations and help you to do your job more efficiently.

Forklift Truck and Telehandler Training must be specific to the  type of Truck you will be operating.

Our courses are delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical Training


Fork lift Truck Courses

If you are aged 17 or over, with good co-ordination and driving  skills, you should have no difficulty gaining a Forklift Truck qualification

Counterbalance Forklifts

These are used for loading & unloading vehicles and transporting goods in and between warehouses and yards. They have two forks at the front and have the ability to drive up close to a load to pick it up and move it.

Reach Forklifts

This type of Forklift is primarily designed to pick up loads high in racking or storage and can be used in a narrow or  confined space

Tow Tractor Training (Novice and Refresher)

There are various models depending on the requirement and can be seen in airports and  hospitals and other industries Tow tractors  are mainly used  on flat level ground

We also offer a Fork Lift Truck Managers & Supervisors Safety Course and Fork Lift Truck Handling Attachments course  such as man basket and forks. Please contact us for more information


Training costs from £240

Refresher / Re-Certification

For anyone who has already undertaken formal Training and has current Forklift operating experience needing to re-new an existing certificate.
  • 1 Day

2 & 3 Day Courses

Suitable for someone with experience but no formal Training.
  • 2/3 Day

4 & 5 Day Courses

For someone with not much experience or who has never used a Forklift.
  • 4/5 Day

Telehandler courses

Telehandler Training in all sizes excluding the 360 slew
A Telehandler, sometimes known as a Telescopic Handler is very versatile lifting equipment which is used mainly in the construction industry. They’re generally used for lifting pallet boards and moving heavy loads to hard to reach areas at height.
The length of Telehandler Training course will depend on the skill level you currently have.

We also offer courses for attachments such as man basket and hydraulic brush. Please contact us for more information


For anyone with a prior certificate & licence
  • 1 Day

1 - 2 Day Course

For anyone who holds a Forklift certificate and would like to operate a Telehandler
  • 1/2 Day

2 - 3 Day Course

Suitable for those who have experience but have not received formal Training
  • 2/3 Day

3 - 5 Day Course

Suitable for total novices without any knowledge whatsoever
  • 3/5 Day

Banksman Course

A Vehicle Banksman is the person who is in charge of directing the movements of large vehicles on a building or work site. Attendees will learn the correct methods of reversing vehicles and performing shunting type manoeuvres and operations. 

Cherry Picker Course

cherry picker is a hydraulic crane with a railed platform at the end for raising and lowering people. It is also known as boom lift, man lift, basket crane or hydra ladder. Attendees will gain an understanding of the equipment and the main safety risks involved with their use. The course also covers the specific legalisation governing the use of Cherry Pickers. 

Scissor lift Course

scissor lift is a mechanical lifting platform used to provide temporary access for people and equipment to elevated and inaccessible areas. Attendees will learn how to site and operate machine safely in relation to task and demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under current legislation. 

Harness Course

A Safety Harness is a form of protective equipment designed to protect the wearer from falling from height. This course will enable attendees who operate MEWP’s to identify and select the correct form of safety harness. It will give the knowledge required to inspect, maintain, monitor, fit and use them effectively.