Forklift Training

"These are exciting and dynamic times and we need to ensure that our customers see us as a 'complete' provider of all things Forklift Truck related... including training!" – Paul Brierley, M.D. Eastern Forklift Trucks Ltd.

Why we need to train?

Regulation 9 of the Provision and Use of Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 states that:

"Every employer shall ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using work equipment, any risks which such use may entail; and precautions to be taken"

PUWER clearly states that all employers that have the use of Forklift Trucks on their site must ensure that those that operate them are correctly trained. PUWER has been written in consultation with the Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) 1974. It is these Acts and Regulations that can lead to prosecution should employers not comply with them.

Why should you use Eastern Forklift Trucks to train your operators?

Eastern Forklift Training Instructors are trained in accordance with National Standards and have passed practical tests of Operating Skills approved by RTITB to Instructor Standards.

Click here to learn more about our brand-new purpose-built training facilities at our Bury St Edmunds headquarters.

Our training courses are tailored to suit your needs, ranging from complete novice training to refresher courses to help keep you operators up to date.

All training requirements are arranged through our dedicated Training Manager, Mark Brown.

Customer feedback & comments:

Read what our customers have to say:


"Great news on the guys passing. Feedback from the course was in brief: very good trainer - and they now understand why novice training takes 5 days."

– Sharon Johnson, Majisign Ltd.


"Fantastic course, great setup, knowledgeable instructor & more importantly enjoyable."

– Raymond Kaye (self funded).


"The guys came back after a 5-day novice course really enthused & couldn’t wait to get going. A big thankyou to Mark for sorting out a couple of issues with the minimum of fuss."

– Colin Nash, Norish Ltd.


Eastern Forklift Truck Training Centre

Our training centre is furnished with the latest Forklift Trucks and facilities, which makes learning enjoyable, straight forward and stress free.


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