Our Forklift Training Services in Portsmouth, Hampshire and throughout the UK
Our experience tells us that well-trained, efficient, motivated drivers can make a real difference to your business.
Time is Money – rapid but accurate moving, loading and unloading of goods is the goal of all warehouse operations, and directly impacts on your bottom-line. An investment in high-quality training will mean that your newly qualified team can rapidly get up to speed and provide that much-needed Return on Investment.
Breakages cost time and money
Accuracy and care are as critical as speed and efficiency. Goods, trucks and storage which are damaged by poorly trained staff are the not-so hidden costs.
Staff accidents cost time, money and reputation
Staff time off sick, temps being brought in, and worst of all, the interest of the Health and Safety Executive. In a worst case scenario, an employment Tribunal or a Court Case. All of these scenarios will require Management and HR to divert their efforts from their core purposes . Effective, documented training can mitigate all of these risks, and provide the evidence in your favour if and when needed.
Types of trucks we provide training for:
Sunrise can provide training for almost all types of Forklifts.
Training Format and Outcomes
Following a Health and Safety briefing, our training for both novice and experienced drivers comprises a simple 3 stage process:
Theory – teaching of the knowledge required to safely and effectively operate a Forklift truck, followed by a multiple question test (some multi choice answers and some written answers). Successfully passing this test is a pre-requisite to progressing onto the next stage.
Practical – instruction and practice of the truck controls, and undertaking safe manoeuvres, including chicanes, figures of eight, reversing and pallet stacking, focusing on appropriate speed and accuracy in a safe manner.
Assessment – on the final day (assuming satisfactory progress) a Practical Assessment of the candidate by Sunrise will be undertaken.
A typical training day will held between 8am and 4pm, with comfort breaks in the morning and afternoon and a 30 minute lunch. If you require different timings, or any of your candidates have specific needs, please do enquire, as we will always try and tailor our offering to you as best we can, and will make reasonable adjustments to our training where necessary.
Certificate and Licence
Our pass rates are high, due to the quality and rigour of our training, however, as you might expect, we cannot guarantee a 100% pass rate. Where a candidate fails the assessment, Sunrise will make a recommendation as to whether a repeat of the training is likely to produce a different outcome.
Successful candidates will be provided with a certificate of completion, and an ITSSAR approved licence will be issued by Sunrise within 7 working days.