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Forklift Novice Courses

Forklift Novice Course (3 Trucks)
€600
Certification: ISM
Duration: 5 Days
Counterbalance Forklift – Novice
€395
Certification: ISM
Duration: 3 Days
Reach Forklift – Novice
€395
Certification: ISM
Duration: 3 Days
Power Pallet Forklift – Novice
€120
Certification: ISM
Duration: 1 Day
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Forklift Refresher Courses

Reach Forklift – Refresher
€150
Certification: ISM
Duration: 1 Day
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Forklift Instructor and Supervisor Course

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RTITB Forklift Instructor Course

RTITB Forklift Instructor (Novice)
€2050
Certification: ISM
Duration: 10 Days
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Warehouse Operator Training

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Off-Site Forklift Courses at your location

Forklift Training FAQs

I have never driven a forklift how do I get started?

The most popular course for beginners is the 5-day novice course which covers basic operator training for the 3 most popular lift trucks in warehousing and logistics, the Counter Balance, Reach and Power Pallet truck. Having 5 days in which to become familiar with the vehicles is important for a learner’s development of the skills required.

What does Forklift training cover?

The novice operator course is a mix of theory and practice and is designed to teach learners to manoeuvre, drive and position lift operated trucks safely and proficiently. Having successfully completed the course you will receive your certification and photographic identification.

Can I do this course online?

No, it is recommended that all trainees should demonstrate that they fully understand all aspects of the course content and are safe and competent in operating the vehicles prior to receiving certification.

What is the standard course duration and how many years is the certification for?

Certification is valid for 3 years. It is recommended that operators should refresh their training every 3 years. Course duration for all 3 vehicles is 5 days. If you choose to train on the vehicles independently it is 3 days for the counter balance, a 3-day course for the reach truck and a 1-day course for the power pallet truck.

Where are the courses located?

We deliver our public courses from our training centres in Tallaght Dublin 24 and Finglas Dublin 11 and we also train off-site nationwide at our customers’ locations.

English is not my first language, is this course for me?

The course is delivered in English however we can facilitate learners who are new to the English language. We would recommend you talk to our team directly and we will be happy to help.

How can I book?

You can book online now or contact our team on 01-8641790. If the date you are looking for is not available on our website, give us a call! We are adding courses all the time.

RTITB Forklift Instructor Courses FAQs

I would like to train as a Forklift instructor how do I get started?

Firstly, in order to be eligible for the course, you must be a lift truck operative with a minimum of 6 months experience and have completed the basic operating skills test on a counter balance or reach truck in the previous 12 months. Once you are ready to start you can book online or contact our team 01-8641790. If the date you are looking for is not available on our website, give us a call! We are adding courses all the time.

What does Forklift Instructor training cover?

The forklift instructor course is a mix of theory and practice and is designed to teach learners the skills required to reach the RTITB instructor level standard. At the end of the course, successful candidates will be able to create and deliver operator and classroom training to students, including certification.

Can I do this course online?

No, the course is classroom-based with the RTITB exam taking place on the last day of the course.

What is the course duration and how many years is the certification for?

The course is delivered over 10 consecutive days. Certification is valid for 5 years.

Where are the courses located?

We deliver our public courses from our training centres in Tallaght, Dublin 24 and Finglas, Dublin 11.

English is not my first language, is this course for me?

The course is delivered in English and a good command of the English language is required. If you would like to check further, talk to our team directly and we will be happy to help.

How can I book?

You can book online now or contact our team on 01-8641790. If the date you are looking for is not available on our website, give us a call! We are adding courses all the time.

Forklift Instructor In-House Courses FAQs

I would like to train as a Forklift instructor how do I get started?

Firstly, in order to be eligible for the course, you must be a lift truck operative with a minimum of 6 months experience and have completed the basic operating skills test on a counter balance or reach truck in the previous 12 months. Once you are ready to start you can book online or contact our team 01-8641790. If the date you are looking for is not available on our website, give us a call! We are adding courses all the time.

What does Forklift In-House Instructor training cover?

The forklift instructor course is a mix of theory and practice and is designed to teach learners the skills required to reach instructor level standards. At the end of the course, successful candidates will be able to create and deliver operator and classroom training to students within their own workplace or organisation.

Can I do this course online?

No, the course is classroom-based with the practical exam taking place on the last day of the course.

What is the course duration and how many years is the certification for?

The course is delivered over 10 consecutive days. Certification is valid for 5 years.

Where are the courses located?

We deliver our public courses from our training centres in Tallaght, Dublin 24 and Finglas, Dublin 11.

English is not my first language, is this course for me?

The course is delivered in English and a good command of the English language is required. If you would like to check further, talk to our team directly and we will be happy to help.

How can I book?

You can book online now or contact our team at 01-8641790. If the date you are looking for is not available on our website, give us a call! We are adding courses all the time.

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Forklift Training

All forklift operators must have basic training in all types of lift truck and attachments required for their work. This is covered by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989.

Forklifts are amongst the most hazardous vehicle types in the workplace but the dangers associated with their use are often underestimated because they are quiet, in frequent use and part of the environment. However, accidents involving forklifts are often serious and sometimes fatal. The training provides the qualification to operate the three most common types of forklifts – the Counterbalance, the Power Pallet and the Reach Truck – in a safe and competent manner as outlined in Irish Health & Safety Legislation. At ISM, we have a range of forklift training courses for both novice and experienced operators.

Forklift Training with ISM

Man speaking to trainer in Forklift Training with ISM

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Forklift Instructor and Supervisor Training

Forklift Instructor and Supervisor training is required for any experienced forklift operators to become qualified to provide in-house forklift familiarisation and training. All forklift instructors must receive the appropriate training in instructional techniques and complete a skills assessment in line with the Approved Code of Practice and Supplementary Guidance for Rider Operated Lift Truck Operator Training and in accordance with the HSA Code of Practice. Participants must have previously been trained and assessed as operators and should have sufficient industrial experience. At ISM we offer classroom-based and practical training for in-house forklift instructors.

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RTITB Forklift Instructor

An RTITB Instructor holds an internationally recognised qualification in providing forklift training courses to prepare and examine operators for the working environment. All forklift instructors must receive the appropriate training in instructional techniques and complete a skills assessment in line with the Approved Code of Practice and Supplementary Guidance for Rider Operated Lift Truck Operator Training and in accordance with the HSA Code of Practice. The Road Transport Industry Training Board is the leading standards setting body for workplace transport training. All RTITB Instructors must pass an external examination with an RTITB examiner. Participants must have previously been trained and assessed as operators and should have sufficient industrial experience. At ISM we offer forklift instructor courses for new and experienced instructors.

Trainer showing student controls in Forklift Training with ISM