Forklift Training

Operating a Forklift is a specialist skill and all operators must have sufficient training, knowledge and skills to ensure correct and safe use of forklifts. All forklift operators must be licenced.

Choice Training & Consultancy provide training for all types of forklifts including Counter Balance, Reach, Telescopic. Our full range of training includes Novice, Refresher & Experienced courses. All of our trainers are RTITB accredited, this is the highest accrediting body in Ireland.

Course Content:

  • Legal obligations
  • Operators safety code
  • Daily inspections
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Operating practices
  • Introduction to the Forklift Truck
  • Controls and instruments / Interpreting Capacity Plates
  • Daily inspection, take over and maintenance
  • Starting, stopping and steering
  • Simple corners and maneuvering
  • Handling pallets
  • Maneuvering in confined space/ skills test

Assessment: Theory Test & Practical Test


Novice: 5 days (little or no experience)

Refresher: 1 or 2 days (recertification for those whose licence has expired)

Experienced: 1 day (For an experienced user who has not received training / licencing)

Certification: Choice Training & Consultancy Certificate & Licence Card or RTITB Certification