Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694

Newton Farm Business Park

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20 7BE
Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694
Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694

Newton Farm Business Park

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20 7BE

NPORS Forklift Truck Training

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Forklift Truck Training

The aim of the NPORS Forklift Truck Training is to provide both theoretical and practical training to ensure the safe usage of the FLT Counter Balance Forklifts. As a result of the forklift truck training you will receive the red trained operator card or the Traditional Card. Call to book your forklift course today



Experienced operator – NPORS Forklift Truck Test

NPORS Forklift Truck Test is for operators who have received some form of forklift training in the past or alternatively has been operating Forklift trucks for a period of time. If you are unsure if you qualify to go down the forklift truck test route please contact us to discuss this in more detail.FORKLIFT TRUCK TRAINING

There are two parts to the forklift truck course, a theory section comprised of 25 questions and a practical session.


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Forklift Truck Training Course: Navigating Safety and Efficiency

Forklift trucks, also known as lift trucks or forklifts, are indispensable tools in various industries, facilitating the movement and handling of materials with precision and ease. However, operating a forklift requires specialised skills and knowledge to ensure safety, efficiency, and compliance with regulations. In this comprehensive course outline, we will delve into the essential content covered in a forklift truck training course, designed to equip participants with the expertise needed to operate forklifts safely and effectively in the work place.

  1. Introduction to Forklift Trucks:
  • Overview of forklift types: counterbalance, reach, pallet trucks, etc.
  • Understanding the components and controls of a forklift
  • Different configurations and attachments for specific tasks
  • All health and safety regulations covered
  1. Forklift Safety Procedures: Importance of safety in forklift operation
  • Pre-operational checks and inspections
  • Understanding load capacity and load centre
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Emergency procedures: evacuation, fire, and accident response
  1. Forklift Operation Basics:
  • Starting, stopping, and manoeuvring the forklift safely around obstacles
  • Steering techniques: forward, reverse, and turning
  • Operating on various surfaces: smooth floors, ramps, and inclines
  • Lifting, lowering, side shifting and tilting loads using hydraulic controls
  1. Load Handling Techniques:
  • Proper load assessment: weight, size, and stability
  • Positioning the forklift for efficient loading and unloading
  • Securing loads with proper attachments: forks, clamps, and attachments
  • Stacking and de-stacking loads safely and efficiently
  1. Site Safety and Hazard Awareness:
  • Identifying potential hazards in the workplace
  • Working safely around pedestrians, other forklifts, and obstacles
  • Recognising environmental hazards: narrow aisles, confined spaces, and overhead obstructions
  • Understanding site-specific safety rules and regulations
  1. Maintenance and Inspections:
  • Importance of regular maintenance for forklift performance and longevity
  • Daily, pre-shift, and post-shift inspection procedures
  • Lubrication points and maintenance schedules
  • Identifying and reporting mechanical issues and defects
  1. Practical Hands-On Training:
  • Practical exercises in forklift operation under supervision
  • Manoeuvring through obstacle courses and tight spaces
  • Load handling exercises: stacking, de-stacking, and transporting loads
  • Emergency response drills: simulated scenarios to test response and decision-making skills
  1. Assessment and Certification:
  • Written examination to assess theoretical knowledge
  • Practical assessment of forklift operation skills
  • Certification upon successful completion of the course


A forklift truck training course equips participants with the essential knowledge, skills, and confidence to operate forklifts safely and efficiently in various work environments. By covering topics such as safety procedures, operation techniques, load handling, site awareness, maintenance practices, and practical hands-on training, participants can enhance their proficiency and contribute to a safer and more productive workplace. Whether you’re a novice operator or an experienced professional, investing in forklift training is essential for ensuring compliance, reducing risks, and promoting excellence in material handling operations.

Book Your forklift Test With VPT

  • Forklift Truck Training Available 7 days a week to suit your business requirements.
  • VPT have a team of friendly and approachable instructors, who have a wealth of knowledge of Forklifts and the construction industry
  • We have our own training centre conveniently located close to the M5 junction 9, In Tewkesbury. With its own purpose-built practical training area to simulate an actual working environment. However, this training can only be conducted on your sites
  • Our forklift training and test packages are priced to be competitive. Discounts are available for multiple bookings
  • We can send a fully qualified NPORS forklift Tester to your site nationwide, to reduce the amount of time away from work

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Forklift Truck Course Duration

Experienced Operator:   1 Day Test Only, a maximum of 4 candidates.

Novice:   5 Days, a maximum of 3 candidates.

At Our Customers Site*: Our instructors travel throughout the UK To deliver forklift training

*Mileage and accommodation charges may apply



Traditional card – lasts for 5 years and is mainly accepted with housebuilders, utilities, port and marine as proof of competence OR

NPORS card with CSCS logo – accepted by all major building contractor’s. The initial card is the RED trained operator card which lasts for 2 years and can be upgraded to BLUE competent operator card further to completion of relevant NVQ.

CSCS Health & Safety Test

If you require the NPORS Forklift Red operator card with the CSCS logo on then you must have completed the operatives health and safety test within the last two years.

In house certificates: suitable as proof of operator competence accepted for insurance and HSE compliance.

NPORS Operator Card

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