Forklift Operator Training

Heyn Fork Truck Solutions are now offering comprehensive driver training packages for both novice and experienced forklift drivers.  The training comprises of both theory and practical elements and is tailored to the requirements of the student.

All training is carried out with the aim of providing participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to safely operate and handle loads in a forklift truck in accordance with the HASAWA legislation and safe working practices prescribed by ITSSAR. 

ITSSAR (The Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register) issues standards for all categories of industrial forklift trucks and most types if plant.  Heyn trainers will carry out all training according to the strict standards laid down by ITSSAR. 

Course Content:
Health & Safety at Work Order Safe parking areas
LOLER & PUWER Battery care & safety
Pre-shift Checks Lorry Loading
Load centres & capacities Stacking & de-stacking
Principles of counter balance Company rules

Two types of courses are available depending on the student’s current experience with forklift trucks:

Forklift Novice Training
Normally for novice drivers with little to no experience, this course would be a maximum of three days. 

Forklift Refresher Training
This is a one-day course designed to refresh the users existing certification.  This is a more concise version of the basic operator training and will meet all legal obligations of the employer. 
The outcome of the course will be to provide candidates with the relevant ITSSAR certification. 

Training can be carried out on site if required however we also have a training area set out at our premises in Belfast Harbour Estate, should off site training be preferred.   
Want more info on Forklift Training?
For more information or to discuss Forklift Operator Training
Please get in touch with us by phone on 028 9074 1000 or by emailing You can also complete the Contact Us form here and one of the team will respond directly to your request.
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