fork lift truck course information and price list
FORK LIFT TRUCK COURSE
AND PRICE LIST
Oxney Road Industrial Estate.
Tel: 01733 567478
Tel: 01733 567478
Fax: 01733 560708
THANK YOU FOR CONTACTING APEX TRAINING SERVICES.
Please find enclosed information you requested on your chosen course(s).
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR TRAINING COMPANY
APEX TRAINING SERVICES have been involved in the transport training industry
since 1983. We have experienced instructors who all come from professional driving
With this knowledge and their ability, our instructors are able to ensure you are well
equipped for a first time pass. We are able to cater for a wide range of requirements
within the industrial and transport industries and our high candidate success rate
clearly reflects the quality of tuition you will receive.
It is this success that has now placed us in a position of being one of the largest
independent Industrial and Transport training providers in and around the
Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and surrounding
All our training courses are conducted at our purpose built and fully integrated
training centre in Peterborough. Catering for all your training needs, under one roof.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on
the above telephone number.
Mr M Brunyee
Senior Training Manager
With an ever increasing emphasis on Health and safety in the
workplace, there is increased pressure on employers to ensure that their
employees have adequate evidence of training to meet the standards set
It is sometimes difficult for employers to ensure compliance,
simply because the regulations are open to interpretation and
misconception. For example, companies often advertise for staff who
have a forklift licence. There is no such thing as a Fork Lift Licence.
Employers are responsible for having evidence to prove that any
employee is adequately trained for the task they perform.
As with any product cost is important, however, with Work placed
transport it is also extremely important for the training to be fully
compliant with the requirements of the Provision and use of Work
Equipment Regulations and the Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator
Training (L117) Approved Code of Practice and Guidance.
The simplest method of compliance with this Acop is to ensure that
any training of workplace transport is carried out by training providers
who are ACCREDITED by one of the organisations listed in the
Generally providers who are not accredited are not any cheaper.
However, they are more likely to cut corners and less likely to be able to
give an employer the evidence that is needed to prove compliance with
Whilst we pride ourselves in the standards to which our instructors
deliver our vocational training courses, we cannot emphasise enough the
effort which you will need to put into your course in order to achieve
your desired result.
Try our short self assessment questionnaire, at the centre of this
pamphlet, to identify any training needs your company may have.
A GUIDE TO AN EMPLOYERS OBLIGATIONS AND
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR FORKLIFT OPERATORS.
ANY PERSON WHO OPERATES FORKLIFTS MUST BE ADEQUATELY TRAINED.
As an employer there are a number of legal obligations that apply, with regards to
the training of forklift operators. The basic obligations are set out here.
DID YOU KNOW?
Under the PROVISION AND USE OF WORK EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1998
(PUWER). Approved Code Of Practice And Guidance. REGULATION 9.
1. Every employer shall ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received
adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods,
which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks, which such use may
entail, and precautions to be taken.
2. Every employer shall ensure that any of his employees who supervises or manages the use
of work equipment has received adequate training for purposes of health and Safety,
including training in the methods, which may be adopted when using the work Equipment,
any risks, which such use may entail, and precautions to be taken.
TRAINING SHOULD BE OF A MINIMUM STANDARD AND CONTENT.
These requirements are explained in the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance:
RIDER- OPERATED LIFT TRUCKS: OPERATOR TRAINING (L117)
This document issues guidance on the standards of training for forklift operators, also who
should carry out this training.
REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING THE SAFE USE OF FORKLIFT
TRUCKS ARE LAID DOWN IN APPROVED CODES OF PRACTICE AND
WHAT IS AN ACOP?
Practical guidance on how to comply with the law. If you follow the advice in an ACOP you
will be doing enough to ensure compliance with the law on matters that it covers. ACOP
material has special legal status. If you are prosecuted for a breach of health and safety law
and it is proved that you did not follow the relevant provisions of the ACOP, you will need to
show that you have complied with the law in some other way or a court find you at fault.
WHAT IS GUIDANCE?
Guidance material describes practical means of complying with regulations. It does not have
special status in law, but is seen as best practice. Following the guidance is not compulsory
and you are free to take other action. But if you do follow the guidance you will normally be
doing enough to comply with the law. Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance
with the law and may refer to this guidance as illustrating good practice.
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOUR TRAINING COMPLIES WITH
DID YOU KNOW?
The Health and Safety Commission recognises six bodies as competent to accredit and
monitor organisations to train Instructors and/or to train, test and certificate operators.
These Bodies Are:
1. RTITB Ltd, Access House, Halesfield 17, Telford TF7 4PW.
Tel: 01952 520200.
2. Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT), Huntingdon House, 87 Market
Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1AH. Tel: 01530 417234.
3. Construction Industry Training Board, Bircham Newton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6RH. Tel: 01485
577838 (CTA national helpline).
4. LANTRA National Training Organisation Ltd, NAC, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth,
Warwickshire, CV8 2LG, Tel: 0345 078007 (information services helpline).
5. National Plant Operators Registration Scheme Ltd, PO Box 204, Northwich,
Cheshire, CW9 7FY. Tel: 01606 49909.
6. (ITSSAR) Independent Training Scheme and Register
BY CHOOSING A TRAINING ORGANISATION WHOSE COURSES ARE
ACCREDITED BY ONE OF THE ABOVE BODIES. THE TRAINING
THAT IS DELIVERED IS GUARANTEED TO COMPLY WITH THE
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that any training is adequate and relevant. To
this end it is advisable to check the suitability of any provider or course offered by a provider
with one of the organisations listed above.
The training of lift truck operators is be divided into three stages.
the basic skills and knowledge required for safe operation.
Specific job training
knowledge of workplace and experience of any special
needs and handling attachments.
operation on the job under close supervision;
These stages can be taken separately, or they may be combined or integrated, particularly
where training is carried out on an employer’s premises. In either case, it is essential that each
stage be covered fully, with due regard to the experience, if any, of the trainees and
The type or types of the truck they will be expected to operate. The first two stages need to be
carried out off the job, ie sheltered from production and other pressures. The third stage needs
to be carried out on the job, but under close supervision.
Other areas of consideration are operator selection and the employer’s issue of authorisation to
operate specified types of vehicles
The ACOP and guidance relate to stacking rider-operated lift trucks, including articulated
steering truck types. ‘Rider-operated’ means any truck capable of carrying an operator and
includes trucks controlled from both seated and stand-on positions, which may be fixed or
foldaway. This also applies to powered pedestrian pallet trucks.
As the various types of trucks have different characteristics each truck should be treated
separately, meaning basic or conversion training for each type.
All the facts mentioned can be found in the following publications:
PROVISION AND USE OF WORK EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS (1998).
RIDER-OPERATED LIFT TRUCKS: OPERATING TRAINING. L 117
Further confirmation and details of the Health & Safety Executives and Local Governments
attitudes to fork lift training can be found at:
www.hsedirect.com and link to (HELA)
As an ACCREDITED TRAINING PROVIDER, with both RTITB (NORS) and ITSSAR, Apex Training
Services is in the unique position within this locality of offering a very broad service covering most forms of
fork lift Instructor, Operator and Management training. All our training is strictly compliant with all aspects
covered by the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (L117).
UNTRAINED OPERATORS COST:
AROUND 20 TO 30 PEOPLE ARE KILLED EACH YEAR DUE TO
ACCIDENTS INVOLVING FORK LIFT TRUCKS.
INJURIES: THERE ARE AROUND 8000 REPORTABLE ACCIDENTS EACH YEAR
RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURIES, INVOLVING FORK LIFT TRUCKS.
DAMAGE TO STOCK OR INFRASTRUCTURE DUE TO INCORRECT USE
OF FORK LIFT TRUCKS; COST BUSINESS VAST SUMS OF MONEY
EXPENSE: IN ADDITION TO THE COST OF DAMAGE, OTHER COSTS INCURED
WOULD INCLUDE SICK PAY, COMPENSATION CLAIMS AND
INCREASED INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND POSSIBLY FINES.
SADNESS: DO YOU WANT TO BE THE ONE TO TELL AN EMPLOYEE’S FAMILY
THAT THEY ARE IN HOSPITAL INJURED OR EVEN WORSE, HAVE
Should there be any questions or concerns about the issues raised. Please do not hesitate to
contact us. We will be only too pleased to help in any way we can.
Minimum Course Objectives to be included in Training
1. The reasons for operator training, the risks associated with lift truck operations and the
causes of lift truck accidents.
2. The responsibilities of operators to themselves and others, including their duties under 7
and 8 of the HSAWA 1974.
3. Identify the basic construction and main components of the lift truck, including its
principles of operations and load handling capabilities and capacities.
4. Identify, as appropriate, any handling attachments that may be used with a lift truck.
5. Locate and state the purpose and method of use of all controls and instruments.
6. Pick up and place loads, drive and manoeuvre the machine in forward and reverse
motions laden and unladen on inclines, in restricted spaces and on level ground
following correct procedures and precautions.
7. Place the forks or other handling attachments in pre-determined positions employing the
8. Identify various forms of load, and the procedures for their stacking, destacking and
separation; assess the weight, the load centre of the load and determine if the load is
within the trucks capacity.
9. The factors that which affect machine stability, including: turning, especially related to
speed and sharpness of turn; load security and integrity; rated capacity and related load
centres; centres of gravity; and speed and smoothness of operation.
10.Correct procedure for loading or unloading vehicles.
11.Visual checks to ascertain the safety, soundness and rating of structures designed to
receive loads, and place and remove loads on and from those structures at various
12.Park the machine, following correct procedures and precautions.
13.Use of safety devices including stabilisers, level indicators or load indicators where
14.Carry out inspections and maintenance tasks appropriate to operators as required by the
machine manufacturers and any relevant legislation.
15.The actions to be taken in an emergency while in control of a lift truck, ie, action to be
taken in the event of tip over.
16. The essential arrangements for key custody.
Apex Training Services can meet all your forklift training requirements. Set out below are
details of our R.T.I.T.B and I.T.S.S.A.R accredited training courses.
We only conduct accredited training courses using our own registered instructors, ensuring
compliance with current HSE legislation for your own peace of mind, should the unforeseen
Please Note: Not all, of our competitors offer training Accredited by the governing bodies
recognised by the HSE. RTITB accreditation is dependant upon the candidate being registered
onto the National Operators Registration Scheme. (The full list can be found in the ACOP.
Rider – Operated Lift Trucks: Operator Training.) Only a maximum of 3 trainees can be
trained at any one time with 1 Instructor.
From our well equipped training centre in Peterborough we are able to offer training on most
types of forklift trucks from Pedestrian, Counterbalance and Reach to the more specialist
vehicles such as Rough terrain telescopic, HIAB, and Scissor lifts etc. We can also offer
accredited training, on your premises using your own vehicles, using our experienced
instructors and. at discounted rates.
All appropriate certificates and training records are included in the price. The courses
commence at 8.30 am and finish approximately 4.30 pm each day.
As stipulated by the governing bodies the duration of the course is dependent on the current
experience of the candidate and the type of truck they wish to operate
Typical Examples of training requirements: A max of 3 candidates allowed only
5 Days - for a candidate with no previous or very limited knowledge of forklifts.
3 Days - for a candidate, who is an experienced operator of forklifts but with no proof of
1 Day - for a candidate who already holds a certificate of training. (Refresher course)
3 Days - for candidates requiring a conversion to another truck type, (Reach or
Please Note: This course may be reduced by 1 day if the training is conducted back to back..
FORKLIFT - COURSE PRICES
Forklift Truck Combination Course/s
7 Days Novice operator (Never used a FLT truck before) total of 7 days training: - 5 days
Reach truck then 2 days on Counterbalance = £665.00 + vat = £798.40 total
5 Days Experienced operator (No certificate) total of 5 days training: - 3 days Reach then 2
days Counterbalance = £475.00 + vat = £570.00 total
FLT Courses conducted on our premises:
5 Day training course:
£475.00 + vat = £570.00
4 Day training course:
£380.00 + vat = £456.00
3 Day training course:
£285.00 + vat = £342.00
2 Day training course:
£190.00 + vat = £228.00
1 Day training course:
£95.00 + vat = £114.00
Registration for NORS (compulsory)
Certificate, ID card and registration with RTITB
Specialist Courses: Lorry Loaders (HIAB) – Rough Terrain Telescopic etc: Please enquire
Prices and Course lengths solely depend on the type of machine you wish to operate:
Example: A 3 day experienced operator course with no training certificate for a Rough
Terrain Telescopic forklift conducted at our premises = £480.00 + Vat per person
Multiple bookings discounts available. From as little as £85.00 + Vat per person per day
On companies own Site
From £195.00 + vat per day (max 3 candidates) + travel expenses charged 40 mile radius
outside of Peterborough - Travel expenses charged at 0.40p per mile.
Registration for NORS (compulsory) £9.95 + VAT Certificate, ID card and registration with RTITB
Accommodation Expenses: A fee of £75.00 per night can be charged outside a radius of 40
miles from Peterborough, as this reduces the travel expenses.
From April 2006 all candidates for accredited forklift training, with an accredited
training organisation are required, by RTITB, to be registered with the National
Operator Registration Scheme.
The aim is to improve the standards of training within the accredited scheme and
at the same time to ensure that customers are not being defrauded by
organisations claiming accredited status.
Benefits for employers and operators will include authentic and checkable
certificates and ID cards issued by RTITB. Registration onto the national
database of qualified operators.
FEES FOR REGISTRATION ARE £9.95 + VAT
TOTAL COST £11.69
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CANDIDATES ON TRAINING COURSES
Terms and Conditions on Agreement by you with Apex Training Centres to undertake training course as arranged on your
assessment (where applicable) or by other means. This contract should be signed and returned to us before any course can be
booked. Courses are only provisional until we have received a signed acceptance form.
Payment must be made no later than 10 working days before commencement of course. (Unless prior agreement has been made in
DATES / START TIMES
Your appointment card is issued which shows the date of commencement of your course. If in the event of any changes you will be
notified by phone or post (where possible) or at the time you start your training course.
Changes to your appointments due to:
• A re-test for other candidates
• Vehicle faults
• Other candidates cancellations
• Circumstances beyond our control
ITEMS TO BRING ON THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR COURSE
Your appointment card
Payment (Balance) *
National Insurance Number *
Your signed and valid licence (it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure correct entitlements are in their possession). If in
doubt seek advice well in advance of your planned course dates.
♦ Name and Address of Employer *
* Where Applicable
You will receive 3 1/2 hours training per training session. Each candidate is allocated 4 hours a day, which includes lunch, breaks
etc. Should there be two candidates per vehicle, then training will be of 8 hours duration; unless otherwise stated.
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE BREAKDOWN
Should a vehicle breakdown occur during your training course, Apex will make every effort to either:
◊ Repair the fault
◊ Replace the vehicle with another training vehicle (where possible)
◊ Hire a vehicle (where or if possible). This vehicle may not be the same make or model as your previous training vehicle.
◊ Make up time lost during training (where possible)
◊ Refund lost time
SHOULD TRAINING TIME BE LOST DUE TO A BREAKDOWN
You may be asked to come in on alternative dates or times due to a vehicle breakdown. Should this not be possible you will receive
a refund for the training you did not receive or discount on any future training with Apex.
INSTRUCTORS UNABLE TO ATTEND
You will stay with the same instructor throughout the duration of your course, unless of:
CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL
YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE APPOINTED INSTRUCTOR
FAIL A PRACTICAL TEST DUE TO A VEHICLE BREAKDOWN
Should a breakdown occur during your test appointment then Apex will refund or pay for your next test date. You will also receive
1 days training prior to your next appointment plus the day of your test FREE OF ANY CHARGES.
Due to the nature of driving tests being allocated by the DSA it may not be possible to re-allocate the same vehicle or instructor to
the candidate on sitting a re-test.
Apex will not be held responsible in the event that the candidate is changed to another instructor or vehicle on re-tests.
However Apex will endeavour to re-allocate the same vehicle and instructor wherever possible.
APEX SAFETY POLICY
Apex operates a strict safety policy of which must be adhered to at all times.
∗ Once entering Apex premises please drive carefully of speeds no more than 5MPH.
∗ Once arriving at Apex please go into reception at the front of the building where your instructor will be appointed.
∗ Should you hear the fire warning then leave the building immediately and wait near the main gate to receive further instructions.
∗ Do not enter any part of the building unless told to do so.
∗ In the event you are injured please report your injury to reception for first aid treatment.
∗ Under no circumstances may alcohol be consumed on the premises
∗ Please be aware of vehicles manoeuvring whilst on company premises at ALL times.
∗ YOU MUST inform Apex of any medication / prescribed drugs that you are on as they may effect your driving ability.
ON YOUR FIRST DAY
(please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your allocated start times) On the first day of commencement of your course you
will be informed of several things:
⇒ Start Times and Finish Times (should you have not received them)
⇒ Your instructors name
Please park your vehicle sensibly at the centre ensuring that you are not blocking the way for other vehicles including training
vehicles. Please park in the designated spaces at the centre or as instructed by centre staff. Apex will not be held responsible
for any loss or damage to your vehicle whilst on company premises. Please ensure that all your personal possessions are locked
away and out of sight.
Apex Training services cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of any personal belongings or property whilst on our
ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
It may become necessary to change your appointment dates and times during your course. This may be caused by adverse weather
conditions (Fog, Snow etc.)
Cancellation or postponement of training courses must be notified to the office 12 clear working days prior to commencement of the
course (excluding bank holidays and weekends) Failure to do so will mean:
• Except in extenuating circumstances the full cost of the course WILL be charged
• Any test fees or deposits paid will be non-refundable.
By confirming your booking for any of our services, either in writing or verbally, you agreeing to the above
Stated Terms and Conditions.
(REVISED MARCH 2006)