Forklift Training and ReCertification

Learn to use a forklift and get a licence in a week or less! 
Courses start every Monday
Excellent reputation, good service and quality training. We regularly achieve 100% pass rate

Book direct with us and SAVE MONEY with no middlemen fees to pay!

Our training is ideal for self sponsored private individuals; people funded through a charity or Job Centre & companies up skilling their workforce.

Wallace provides Approved Courses and Accredited  Training to suit all levels of experience

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Wallace Approved and Accredited Training

- RTITB / NORS - Road Transport Industry Training Board 

- ITSSAR / TOPS – Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register

Anyone aged 17 or more can learn to operate a Forklift Truck (no driving licence required)

 

Counterbalance ForkliftsWallace Forklift Counterbalance Training

For loading & unloading vehicles, moving goods in yards and in warehouses

Reach Forklifts

Used in confined areas and narrow isles in warehouses. 

 

Choice of Courses

1 day Re-Fresher / Re-Certification
Ideal for anyone who had formal training, with lots of current forklift operating experience needing to re-new an existing certificate.

2 day and 3 day Courses
Suitable for someone with experience but no formal training

4 and 5 day Courses
Most suitable for someone with not much experience or who has never used a forklift

To arrange training we ask for payment, either over the phone with a Credit or Debit card, or by BACS, or if you prefer to visit us to pay by card or cash, our office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.  Please give us as much notice for bookings as possible. 
 

If you are not sure about which course you need....

Talk to our knowledgeable staff who can offer advice.  Or, come along for a FREE practical assessment so our instructor can see your forklift operating skills and recommend the right course for you.  Anyone with good co-ordination and the sort of skills required to drive a car (although you don't have to have a car licence) will have no difficult gaining a forklift qualification.

Worried about literacy or language comprehension (or doubts about fitness to operate machinery) then please bring them to our attention when booking or when on assessment. 

Certificate(s) are issued as soon as we get opertators TOP or NORS Registration Number from our Accredited Body. 

Company sponsored operators certificates will bear the name of the company unless we are advised otherwise.
Optional photocards are also available.

 

Wallace Fully Equiped Warehouse & Forklift Training Centre 

Our facilities include racking, stillages and pallets, diverse loads including 1 tonne loads and unevenly distributed loads with an approved test course including chicane exercises, turning and reversing in narrow isles, practical operation and consists of lifting loads to intermediate and high levels. 

And our comfortable classroom is fully equipped with an overhead projector for video presentations and Heath & Safety training to learn essential knowledge for safe working in a warehouse or factory environment.

At the end of training operators complete practical checks and a simple written assessment to ensure confirmation of learning.  

Successful operators receive a certificate and optional photocard endorsed by the appropriate training body

Wallace training is accredited and approved

 
Your 'official' certificate from us will state your Registration Number confirming you hold a ITSSAR 'Trained Operators Passport Scheme' (TOPS).   RTITB (NORS) Training and Certificates are also available.
 
This means you, and your employer, can check your training is proper and correct, and that you are fully qualified!
 
 
****  WITH WALLACE YOU CAN BE SURE YOU ARE BOOKING ACCREDITED TRAINING and YOU WILL RECEIVE RECOGNISED & CHECKABLE QUALIFICATIONS **** 
 
The government's Health & Safety Executive Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) has implemented a mandatory database for all Mechanical Handling Equipment & Workplace Operators.
For ITSSAR the new scheme is called TOPs (Trained Operators Passport Scheme) and for RTITB it is called NORS. 
Each operator is allocated a unique ID number that remains with the operator for life (i.e. when the operator adds additional qualifications these also get recorded against the operators registration number).
 
Certification for operators trained through accredited training providers, like WALLACE, can be found and traced through these HSE approved databases.
 

Our Park Royal London Training Centre is easy to find

Click here for map to find us at Park Royal (near Wembley) NE10 7AR, close to Central Middx Hospital/Park Royal Asda.  We have free local parking & close to Harlesden Tube Station and are easy to reach by bus, train and tube.
 
Harlesden Station (Bakerloo Line & Overground) is our nearest station approx 10 minutes walk,  and
Park Royal Station (Picadilly Line) or 
North Acton Station (Central Line) approx 20 minutes walk.
(and many buses, which come to Central Middx Hospital, which is very close to us too!)

Training is available Monday to Saturday (and Sunday's by arrangement) and is conducted on either 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 basis - depending on our bookings during the week you attend.

Please take a moment to check our Frequently Asked Questions for futher forklift information

Call us for more help or for more details 020 8453 2440

 

Transportable Truck Mounted Forklift at Wallace Park Royal Centre

Drivers with a lorry licence can improve their job prospects with a Truck Mounted Forklift Certificate.Wallace Truck Mounted Forklift Training
 
Sometimes known as a Moffet Mounty, a Transportable Lift Truck is attached 'Piggy Back' style to the rear of the truck, which can then hitched or un-hitched (mounted/dismounted) from the host vehicle and use the machine to load and unload cargo.

Our training is accredited and approved.   When operators obtain their certificate with us we usually issue a certificate with a registration number from ITSSAR 'Trained Operators Passport Scheme' (TOPS).  RTITB training is also available at the same cost but registration fees are not included as the are slightly higher than ITSSAR registration fees. 

New operators, without any forklift experience require a 3 day course.
Existing Forklift Operators who convert from a counterbalance or reach to moffett need 2 days.
If you already have moffett experience as well this could be reduced to 1 day.

 

TRANSPORTABLE FORKLIFT TRUCK TRAINING (Moffett) TRAINING at Wallace Centre at Park Royal

Very experienced operators with expired Moffett certificate
1 day Course – Refresher  £154.16 +VAT = £185

Operators with plenty of experience but no formal Moffett training/certificate but lots of other forklift experience and current forklift certificate
3 day Course (3 operators to 1 instructor) £329.17 + VAT = £395

Anyone new to operating Moffett forklifts or have only a little previous Moffett experience
5 day Course  (3 operators to 1 instructor) or 3 day course (2 operators to 1 instructor) £458.34 + VAT = £550

Optional Extra Wallace Photo Card
£10+VAT = £12 each when purchased a time of booking.
Duplicate Photocards, requested after booking/training is arranged:£25+VAT= £30 each

Wallace training is accredited and approved

Transportable Forklift Truck TrainingYour 'official' certificate from us will state your Registration Number confirming you hold a ITSSAR 'Trained Operators Passport Scheme' (TOPS).   RTITB (NORS) Training and Certificates are also available at additional cost.
 
This means you, and your employer, can check your training is proper and correct, and that you are fully qualified!
 
 ****  WITH WALLACE YOU CAN BE SURE YOU ARE BOOKING ACCREDITED TRAINING and YOU WILL RECEIVE RECOGNISED & CHECKABLE QUALIFICATIONS **** 
The government's Health & Safety Executive Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) has implemented a mandatory database for all Mechanical Handling Equipment & Workplace Operators.
For ITSSAR the new scheme is called TOPs (Trained Operators Passport Scheme) and for RTITB it is called NORS. 
Each operator is allocated a unique ID number that remains with the operator for life (i.e. when the operator adds additional qualifications these also get recorded against the operators registration number).
 
Certification for operators trained through accredited training providers, like WALLACE, can be found and traced through these HSE approved databases.

Our Park Royal Training Centre is easy to find

 

Click here for map to find us at Park Royal (near Wembley), close to Central Middx Hospital/Park Royal Asda.

We have free local parking and close of Harlesden Tube Station and are easy to reach by bus, train and tube. 

Harlesden Station (Bakerloo Line & Overground) is our nearest station approx 10 minutes walk,  and
Park Royal Station (Picadilly Line) or 
North Acton Station (Central Line) approx 20 minutes walk.
(and many buses, which come to Central Middx Hospital, which is very close to us too!)

Training is available Monday to Saturday (and Sunday's by arrangement) and is conducted on either 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 basis - depending on our bookings during the week you attend.

 

Please take a moment to check our Frequently Asked Questions for futher forklift information

 

Call us for help or for more details 020 8453 2440

Training at your location

Wallace Instructors come to your premises and use your facilities to deliver training and certification on a machine type of your choice:

Our training is suitable for:

  • Novice operators requiring a 'first time' certificate
  • For people with some forklift background but no formal training
  • Re-certification and/or conversion courses for existing experienced operators

Experienced operators who have not had the benefit of formal training or where corrective tuition is required, could need more than one day to allow the operator ample time to develop and improve their operating skills under supervision and learn the necessary theoretical knowledge of safe working practices and relevant legislation through classroom sessions supported by training films.  

At the end of training operators take a practical test and a simple written theory assessment to ensure confirmation of learning.

If you or your operators have any concerns regarding literacy or language comprehension (or doubts about fitness to operate machinery), please bring them to our attention when booking or when on assessment.

Company sponsored operators certificates will bear the name of the company unless we are advised otherwise. 

Below is a basic guide regarding the length of On-Site training for operators: 

Novice Operators: if 3 delegates are attending we recommend 5 days, if 2 delegates are attending we recommend 4 days and if 1 delegate is attending we receommend 3 days.

Experienced Operators : if 3 delegates are attending we recommend 3 days, if 2 delegates are attending we recommend 2 days and if 1 delegate is attending we recommend 2 days.

Operators requiring Refresher & Re-Certification : up to three delegates - 1 day 

 

Training & Certificate Fees

Instructors’ travelling to On-Site Training location is not charged providing site is within half-an-hour of Park Royal.

For most forklift types a maximum of three trainee delegates can attend the course at any one time.  

Training is usually Monday to Friday, Saturday 20% additional charge, Shift/Night training is available at additional cost, please ask for details:

 

Up to 3 Operators per day:

Counterbalance - £195 + VAT per day

Reach -  £195 + VAT per day

Flexi / Bendi Trucks - £225 + VAT per day

 

Up to 6 Operators per day:

Pedestrian Operator - Up to 6 Operators training on the day £225 +VAT pr day

 

In addition to training fees, per operator:  TOPS Registration £4.50+VAT or TOPS Registration and Wallace Photo card £14.50+VAT

 

Availability

We can deliver training at your premises at any location in and around London and M25.  

We usually only require 7 - 10 days notice of bookings, but if you need specific dates or times please give additional notice.

 

On Site training requirements include:

-  A quiet area/room (with power supply) which is suitably lit, heated and ventilated for Theory Instruction/Test
-  Un-interrupted use of truck & equipment, all in sound mechanical condition, with legible capacity plate
-  An area of at least 8m x 5m, ideally 12m x 6m (25ft x 15ft, ideally 40ft x 20ft) and minimum 5.5m (17ft) high with smooth floor free from ruts and holes
-  Racking which should be at least 4m (12ft) high* with high, intermediate & floor levels to stack/de-stack either loaded pallets or loaded steel stillages
-  If your operation does not involve racking, a restricted certificate can be issued relevant to your company premises.
-  15 – 20 pallets in good condition in addition to any used in training (for setting up the chicane exercise)

 

Please take a moment to check our Frequently Asked Questions for futher forklift information

To make a booking please either complete our contact us details or call us on 020 8453 3440

Plant & Construction Training

  • IPAF / MEWPS - Powered Access Licence

  • CITB/CPCS /CSCS - Construction Industry Training Board/Construction Plant Competence Scheme/Construction Skills Competence Scheme

Before enrolling on CPCS courses, operators must complete the CSCS Basic Operators touch screen theory test to obtain a Health & Safety Certificate which must be no older than 16 months at the time of training. 

Signaller Slinger Banksman 

Comply with legislation and reduce the risk of accidents and injury by gaining knowledge and practical skills in slinging loads and guiding cranes.

Learn the Code of Signals and how to calculate safe working loads and effects of varying the angles of multi-leg slings, hazards associated with crane operation and how to avoid them. Learn how to establish the weight and dimensions of loads and communicate this information to the crane operator. Learn to select, attach and detach appropriate lifting tackle and direct the actions of a crane moving loads by giving clear signals to ensure safety of personnel and plant. Determine the serviceability of tackle and how to maintain and store it correctly. 

Reversing Banksman Vehicle/Plant Manoeuvres

Comply with legislation and reduce the risk of expensive accidents when undertaking vehicle & plant manoeuvres in the workplace.  Gain an understanding of the roles of the driver and Banksman and the key issues that arise out of reversing and manoeuvring vehicles. Identify areas of danger for reversing vehicles, demonstrate recommended HSE code of signals and reversing procedures and practice with delegates and finish with issuing delegates with an operator’s handbook.

PUWER1998 (9) requires all people who guide such equipment, to receive adequate training to supervise/manage its safe use.  
Therefore, any person who is responsible or employed to assist in the manoeuvring and loading/unloading vehicles or plant in any working activity should attend this training.

During training we include videos for the delegates to gain an understanding of the roles of the driver and Banksman and the key issues that arise out of reversing and manoeuvring vehicles.  The instructor identifies areas of danger for reversing vehicles and demonstrates recommended HSE code of signals and reversing procedures and practice with delegates and finish with issuing delegates with an operator’s handbook.  

At the conclusion of training, the instructor undertakes a Theoretical Assessment and Practical Assessment of the operators understanding and on successful completion of the course, issue a certificate recognised by the H & S executive.

If you require an alternative Operators Certificate (i.e. not CITB/CPCS) we can supply an ITSSAR/RTITB qualification for use in non-building and construction environments 

Telescopic Materials Handler
Forward and Rear Tipper Dumper Truck
360 Degree Excavator

Learn all the basic knowledge and practical skills involved to operate your chosen machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers' instructions and accepted good practice, carry out a pre-shift inspection, be able to load and unload vehicles and static racking, understand the causes of instability of the truck and loads, have an understanding of responsibilities under Health and Safety at Work Order & other current relevant legislation.

Our theory lessons and practical demonstrations/exercises are supported by the use of OHP & Videos

Before enrolling one of these three courses, operators must pass the CSCS Basic Operators touch screen theory test to obtain a Health & Safety Certificate and it must be no older than 16 months at the time of training. 

The above qualifications are delivered on our behalf by MIConstruction.

If you require a Telehander Operators Certificate but not CITB/CPCS accreditation, we can supply an ITSSAR / RTITB qualification for use in non-building and construction environments. 

Scissor Lift & Boom/ Cherry Pickers/ Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

Our 1 & 2 day courses provide the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating the MEWP safely.

At the conclusion of the course operators will: Be able to operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers' instructions and accepted good practice, be able to site and operate machine safely, be able to carry out minor adjustments and routine services, have an understanding of responsibilities under Health and Safety at Work Order and other current relevant legislation.

Our theory lessons and practical demonstrations/exercises, all of which are supported by the use of OHP & Videos

All successful attendees receive a nationally recognised qualification that meets health and safety requirements.  The Powered Access Licence (PAL) is valid for a period of five years and are accepted by the major contractors group (MCG). The above qualifications are delivered on our behalf by Charles Wilson.

Training can also be delivered a company clients premises using their own equipment.

Please take a moment to check our Frequently Asked Questions for futher information

For details about cost and available dates please call 020 8453 3440

 

Prices

FORKLIFT TRAINING at WALLACE CENTRE in PARK ROYAL

Enhanced Health & Safety Training - 2 to 1 ratio.  Training usually Monday to Friday, Saturday Training may be available.

 
Successful operators receive ITTSAR Accredited Certificate and TOPS Registration and free briefing notes. A unique ID number will be issued and remain with the operator for life.

 
ITSSAR Certificate and TOPS Registration included in fees.
RTITB Certificate & NORS registration is available at additional cost.
 
Optional Extra Wallace Photo Card

£10+VAT = £12 each when purchased a time of booking.
Duplicate Photocards, requested after booking/training is arranged:£25+VAT= £30 each

 

SINGLE QUALIFICATION - COUNTERBALANCE   or   REACH

Very experienced operators with expired certificate, who need the same type of certificate
Refresher Course
One Day, One Certificate  £154.16 +VAT = £185

Operators with plenty of experience but no formal training or official UK certificate
Experienced Operator Course
Two Days, One Certificate £245.84 + VAT = £295

Anyone new to operating forklifts or have only some or a little previous forklift experience
Novice/Beginner Course
Four Days, One Certificate £437.50 + VAT = £525

 

TWO QUALIFICATIONS - COUNTERBALANCE   and   REACH

Very experienced operators with expired certificate, who need the same type of certificate
Refresher Combination Course
Two Days, Two Certificates £245.84+VAT= £295 

Operators with plenty of experience but no formal training or official UK certificate
Experienced Operator Combination Course
Three Days, Two Certificates £329 + VAT= £395

Anyone new to operating forklifts or have only some or a little previous forklift experience
Novice/Beginner Course Combination Course
Five Days, Two Certificates £500 + VAT= £600

 

On Combination Courses, the second type of forklift training may not necessarily follow on the immediate next day after the first type of forklift training.

 

TRANSPORTABLE FORKLIFT TRUCK TRAINING (Moffett) TRAINING at Wallace Centre at Park Royal

Very experienced operators with expired Moffett certificate
1 day Course – Refresher  £154.16 +VAT = £185

Operators with plenty of experience but no formal Moffett training/certificate but lots of other forklift experience and current forklift certificate
3 day Course (3 operators to 1 instructor) £329.17 + VAT = £395

Anyone new to operating Moffett forklifts or have only a little previous Moffett experience
5 day Course  (3 operators to 1 instructor) or 3 day course (2 operators to 1 instructor) £458.34 + VAT = £550

Optional Extra at Park Royal Centre – Wallace Photo card - see above

 

ON-SITE TRAINING & CERTIFICATION - FOR COMPANIES

Instructors’ travelling to On-Site Training location is not charged providing site is within half-an-hour of Park Royal.

Counterbalance - Up to 3 Operators training on the day £195 +VAT pr day

Reach - Up to 3 Operators training on the day £195 +VAT pr day

Pedestrian Operator - Up to 6 Operators training on the day £225 +VAT pr day

Flexi / Bendi Trucks - Up to 3 Operators training on the day £225 +VAT pr day

Training Monday to Friday, Saturday 20% additional charge.

In addition to training fees, per operator:  TOPS Registration £4.50+VAT or TOPS Registration and Wallace Photo card £14.50+VAT

 

Our Moffett training is also available on-site at company/client premises using your facilities - please phone for quote - 0208 453 3440

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Forklift Certificate and a Forklift Licence?

When does a Forklift Certificate Expire?

How can I be sure my Certificate will be recognised by employers?

Are there any restrictions to who can attend for training?

Do I need a car licence to take forklift training?

How will I know what length of course I will need?

I have previous forklift experience will one day be enough?

What proof of training and qualification do I receive?

How many people will be with me on training?

How many days of training will I need?

What if English is not my first language?

Our Park Royal London Training Centre is easy to find

Click here for map to find us at Park Royal (near Wembley) NE10 7AR, close to Central Middx Hospital/Park Royal Asda.  We have free local parking & close to Harlesden Tube Station and are easy to reach by bus, train and tube.
 
Harlesden Station (Bakerloo Line & Overground) is our nearest station approx 10 minutes walk,  and
Park Royal Station (Picadilly Line) or 
North Acton Station (Central Line) approx 20 minutes walk.
(and many buses, which come to Central Middx Hospital, which is very close to us too!)

Training is available Monday to Saturday (and Sunday's by arrangement) and is conducted on either 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 basis - depending on our bookings during the week you attend.

Please take a moment to check our Frequently Asked Questions for futher forklift information

Call us for more help or for more details 020 8453 2440

Anyone operating machinery must be trained to meet Health and Safety at Work requirements. The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) requires every employer to be sure anyone who uses work equipment has received adequate training and holds Certificates of Basic Training, issued by an approved training provider, so to be qualified to operate machinery in a safe and efficient manner.  We offer training courses for:
  • novice operators
  • first time certificate for people with some forklift background and
  • re-certification or conversion courses for existing experienced operators

We can deliver a range of courses, with training and certification for a variety of different types of machines at company client premises, at our partner training centres and at our Park Royal Training Centre including:

  • Counterbalance Fork Lift Truck*
  • Reach Trucks*
  • Truck Mounted Forklift*
  • Reel clamp trucks
  • Side loaders
  • Telescopic Material Handlers
  • Rough terrain
  • Order picking trucks
  • VNA Very narrow aisle trucks/turret trucks
  • Container handlers (to over 50 ton)
  • Pivot steer trucks, Flexi Steer/Bendi Trucks
  • Transportable (lorry mounted) trucks - Moffett*
  • Tow tractors
  • Pedestrian and rider operated pallet trucks
  • Loading shovel & Hydraulic vehicle training
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Overhead loaders
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (scissor lifts, cherry pickers, self powered boom)
  • Telescopic Material Handlers

* Also available at our Park Royal Training Centre.

 

Subjects covered during forklift training include:

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Work Equipment  Regulation 1998, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
Understanding the need to train
Accidents and associated risks & Operators safety code
Introduction to equipment, including basic hydraulics
Stability and instability factors & Rated Capacity and Load Centres
Pallet and load assessment & Vehicle loading/unloading
Attachments and how they affect the characteristics of the truck
Battery care and maintenance
Pre-use checks and defect reporting
Full Practical Training including knowlege of driving on inclines
Theory, pre-use checks and practical testing on the equipment

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After a bit of research, I ended up choosing Wallace and I'm glad I did. My first phone call was very informative and I had only to choose when to start the training. Got all the books from them, studied everything and passed my theory test first time. Went to do some practical training with Gerry the instructor and got my skills polished to a very high standard. Anticipate, not react. The best advice I could ever get. Passed my practical first time and also the following CPC theory and practical tests. If someone asks me where to go for a truck licence, my answer is 1000 times Wallace School of Transport. They care for you as if you were family. That counts more than anything.

Mr Augusto Barale

I passed the practical test first time and this is undoubtedly due to the professional and supportive manner in which I was instructed. Without this, I have no doubt that my progress wouldn't have been so quick or productive. Please once again pass my sincere thanks onto both the administrative staff and Michael himself.

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