Forklift - Conversion - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
1-2 days RTITB Certificate of Competence

Course Summary

The RTITB Forklift Conversion Course is aimed at existing operators who are formally trained to use a reach forklift truck who wish to reaffirm their driving skills with Counterbalance Forklifts. This course will provide suitable and sufficient understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and safe use of forklift trucks.

The RTITB Forklift Conversion Course agenda will include:-

  •     Introduction to the lift truck to be used
  •     Pre-use inspection and take over maintenance
  •     Controls and instruments
  •     Weight assessment
  •     Starting, moving and stopping of the forklift truck
  •     Handling laden and unladen pallets
  •     Operation of hydraulic controls
  •     Stacking/de-stacking – free standing and in racking
  •     Safety code testing
  •     Practical test of basic operating skills
  •     Written test of operating knowledge

Multiple Choice and Written Paper, then a Practical Assessment.

Each successful delegate will receive an RTITB Certificate of Competence and Photo ID Card which will be valid for 3 years.

Who is it for?

Personnel who will be responsible for the safe use of Forklift Trucks.

You will need
  •     Hard hat
  •     Steel toe-boots
  •     Protective glasses
  •     High-vis vest
  •     Gloves
Your skill level

Candidates must have experience operating a Forklift Truck and hold a valid RTITB Certificate of Competence to attend this course.


Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Who is the Accrediting Body?

The Forklift Conversion Course is accredited by the RTITB.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.