We provide training for those who want or need to use forklifts, lorry loaders (HIAB’s), MEWP’s (cherry pickers) and plant machinery.
Here at Ash Vale Training we provide training for those who want or need to use forklifts, lorry loaders (HIAB’s), MEWP’s (cherry pickers) and plant machinery. As on site examiners we come to you and provide accredited training as per the governing bodies training syllabus or we can make training bespoke to your company depending on your requirements and your company layout. As an accredited member of the NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) and AITT (Association of Industrial Truck Trainers), you can rely on us to give your staff members the best training whether that be novice training, or training for existing but not certificated operators or we can carry out refresher training to keep your qualified operators maintaining high level safety practices within your company.
This process covers all you need to know, from safety or how to use and manoeuvre a machine in sometime a small tight area within a company area. The training will cover all details about the weight and shape of the machines to allow you to have better control. Training will also cover the following:
Our on-site training is ideal as it means that you or your staff do not need to travel to sometime distant training centres. Let us do the travelling, we come to you. Our pass rates are excellent and we will always take the time to teach you what you need to know. We are accredited and insured to train on a wide range of trucks, including very narrow aisle, order pickers, reach trucks, vehicle mounted and powered pallets to name but a few.
To successfully complete a forklift or plant machinery course, you will need to take part in three key categories of training.
When you operate a forklift, there are a few things that you need, however, you do not need a driving licence. It is instead necessary to be fully certified in forklift training, that’s the law of the land. On successful completion of a training course with Ash Vale Training students will be accredited to either of the below recognised governing bodies:
Once you have this, an employer will always need to see proof. This is to make sure that your training comes from a recognised and respected accredited training provider. As these vehicles can be dangerous, it is crucial that you are fully trained to use them.
You may not realise it but age is important when it comes to achieving your training. Most employers will not take on people under 18 for health and safety reasons (think of the car insurance analogy for younger drivers). However, this does not stop you from completing qualifications from 16 years of age in preparation when it comes to seeking employment. The minimum age requirement to earn to operate a lift truck is 16 (school leaving age) and slightly older when working in the docks or when you wish to operate plant machinery on a building site for example. Call us if you need any further information regarding age in the various working environments. There are also some age restrictions or limitations with regards to the weight and size of the vehicles you use.
Furthermore, if you intend to use a forklift on public highways then you will need a UK style driver’s license. (A UK style driving licence is not required if you do not need to operate on a public road). This is to ensure you follow all legal requirements and are safe around other road users.
This is a very personal area with medical in confidence. If you suffer from certain illnesses but have a doctors certificate allowing you to operate forklifts or other materials handling equipment and also have clearance from DVLA you may be okay to operate forklifts and plant machinery. Download a free copy of the ACOP L117 (Third edition published in 2013) and this gives you good comprehensive advice. Personnel over a certain age need also to have a medical such as:
We are a nationally accredited and a well established and respected company who provide training across Surrey, Hants, Berks & London and other surrounding areas. As well as coming directly to you, we are also available to provide courses on weekends and during evenings if needed.
Currently, the courses that we offer include the following:
These are normally based on a maximum of 3 people per course and are aligned to requirements set out by NPORS and AITT.