Forklift & MEWP Driver Training

Price: on application

Forklift driver and MEWP operator training courses are offered on a wide range of equipment for warehouses, building sites, and all other areas where forklifts and mobile elevating work platforms may be used. Courses are tailored to your own requirements and are suitable for novices, experienced, conversion, or refresher drivers.

Benefits of attending:

This course delivers the training needed for forklift truck operators and those required to operate mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) such as cherry pickers, scissor lifts and aerial lifts, to work safely. This training helps to equip employers and operators to comply with current Health & Safety legislation. All courses can be tailored to the specific needs of your organisation and workforce. They will be held at your own premises, so that candidates can train using the specific equipment that they will operate routinely. We can provide ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register) certification following the satisfactory completion of a course, or can provide certification for your own in-house training programme.

Course content:

Content will be tailored to your organisation’s specific needs, to focus on the types of vehicles that your workforce is typically required to use.

Elements may include the following:

Health & Safety awareness

  • Health and Safety at Work Acts
  • Codes of practice
  • Construction site safety
  • Brief overview of Working at Height legislation
  • Forklift trucks

Truck systems

  • Focus on your organisation's forklift vehicles
  • Basic operation and controls
  • Pre-operative checks
  • Safe working loads
  • Principles of operation
  • Stacking and de-stacking
  • High/low/eye level operation
  • Steering operations
  • Advanced manoeuvring
  • Practical operations
  • Truck stability
  • Practical and written tests

Mobile elevating work platforms

  • Types and categories of MEWP
  • Focus on your organisation's MEWP vehicles
  • Employer and employee safety responsibilities
  • Pre-shift safety checks
  • Vehicle operation and control
  • MEWP stability
  • Safe and hazardous conditions for use, including wind speeds, uneven ground, potholes etc.


We can provide training for novice drivers, experienced operators, conversions, and those who require safety refresher training.

The duration of each course depends on a number of factors, including the experience of each candidate, the type of equipment and the operator’s primary role. Class numbers are necessarily small in order to provide appropriate attention from the trainer. 

Please contact us for further advice as to duration and cost. 

Booking and information:

There are a large number of MEWP, FLT and other MHE categories and classifications. Please contact us directly for advice to ensure that we are able to provide courses for the type of equipment for which you require training.

For more information or to discuss your requirements please call 01376 552999 or email us on