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BENEFITS OF OBTAINING A FORKLIFT TRUCK LICENSE

All Lift trucks are very popular nowadays in the commercial sector and mainly industrial sectors. Companies throughout the UK, are hiring forklift truck drivers and the job demand for FLT Operators is getting higher and higher with time. If you are looking to kick start your career within the forklift operator sector this would be a great idea as this could open up the opportunity of a better paid job.

Employers nowadays want to hire candidates with the right certification as they do not want to risk their companies as they could get fined for having untrained employees at work. With obtaining a forklift truck license you could take your skills and credentials to a different workplace or jobs that offer a higher pay rate and more benefits as you gain more experience once you operate the truck for a longer period. The best thing about any lift truck Accredited license is that it would always move with you wherever you decide to take your career.

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    TYPES OF FORKLIFT LICENSES

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    Accredited Forklift License

    Accredited training courses offers candidates a clear record of what was covered in training and includes the information that the testing took place in a suitable location. Accredited training is externally verified and is also confirmed meeting the requirement in PUWER Regulation 9* of adequate training.

     

    We at 4KS Forklift Training provide candidates with RTITB Accredited forklift license which means our instructors and training centre is annually audited. This enables us to ensure that we are always keeping our standards up to date and provide the best training service out there to our candidates. The main benefit of an accredited forklift license is that it would always move with you wherever you decide to take your career. An RTITB accredited license holds a lot of value when you are looking for FLT jobs.

    Non-Accredited Forklift License

    Also known as In-house forklift license. A non-accredited course has no connection with an external accreditation or professional body. These courses are mainly focused on to equip candidates with a certain skill set or a specific knowledge. These types of courses are normally used by organisations who want to train their employees in-house. This is very beneficial for companies nowadays as this type of course is often cheaper than the accredited forklift license and the good side to it is that our RTITB qualified instructor carries out training at customer’s premises.

     

    A Non-Accredited Forklift License (In-House License) can only be used at organisation premises and does not hold value outside if you were to leave an organisation as it is only valid within their premises.

    Below are some of the various types of training courses and forklift licenses that come with it along with expected salaries for each. Click each one to read more or visit our forklift training courses section for more information.

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    Counterbalance Lift Truck License

    An approved training course would give candidates the skill and knowledge of how to safely operate the lift truck and efficiently. Our Counterbalance Course would also include in depth analysis of pre-use-inspection and shown the causes of truck and load instability.

    Counterbalance Forklift Trucks are the most common used truck nationwide. They are straightforward machine and can be driven up to the load that needs to be carried. This is often called CBT License or FLT License when looking for a counterbalance lift truck training.

    Expected Salary for Counterbalance lift truck operator ranges between £25 – 28K yearly.

    Reach Truck Forklift License

    Reach trucks are very beneficial to use for companies as one of the main features of the lift truck is that their ability to reach the fork carriage out beyond the reach legs further into the racking. This is the reason why it’s called “Reach truck”.

     

    Reach truck can be used in tightest working environment and can safely lift in excess of 10 meters due to the stabilizing reach legs. The narrow chassis of Reach truck is designed to work in a narrow aisle and their moving mast is precisely designed for pallet storage. Often called Reach License or Reach truck license when looking for a reach truck training.

    Expected salary for Reach truck operators range between £25-28K yearly.

    VNA Lift Truck License

    VNA are very useful for organisations who have their racking very high. As there is a point when Reach truck does not lift any higher and organisations cannot maximise their racking system this is when the VNA Truck becomes an answer. With VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) operation and the ability to stack and pick at extreme heights, your organisation can now operate at ever higher levels of efficiency. VNA is a very well-known truck nationwide. There are two categories of VNA lift truck – man-up and man-down.

     

    The completion of the man-up operator course will equip you to operate both VNA machine types. Often called VNA License or Man up Man down license when looking for a VNA truck license.

     

    Expected salary for VNA truck operators range between £28-30K yearly.

    Bendi Lift Truck License

    Bendi truck is also commonly known as Flexi nationwide. Bendi Truck can carry out normal work as the other lift truck such as counterbalance and reach truck however there is a slight advantage with bendi as the unique design of the machine allows the truck to stack and de-stack pallets in narrow aisles. New Bendi operators will find that it is easier to learn and operate the Flexi Bendi truck than it is to learn and operate more complicated trucks. This is because Flexi requires fewer controls.

    The Flexi truck has the same amount of hydraulic controls as most conventional forklift trucks around, and in similar locations as any conventional lift trucks. Often called Bendi Forklift License or Flexi License when looking for a Bendi truck license.

    Expected salary for Bendi truck operators range between £25-28K yearly.

    PPT Truck/ LLOP License

    PPT are very well-known machinery nationwide and most of the organisations use this kind of MHE machinery. PPT are one of the simplest lift trucks available out there and very easy to operate. Same principles as hand pump truck are applied to PPT when operating it the only difference is when the forks enter the pallet it can electrically be lifted off the ground. The main advantage is that it helps with manual handling and prevent injuries.

    PPT trucks are best suited when they are driven indoors with smooth ground condition. Often called PPT License or LLOP License when looking for a PPT/LLOP license.

    Expected salary for PPT/LLOP operators range between £18-23K yearly.

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    4KS Forklift Training Ltd prides itself with the highest level of customer satisfaction and highest level of professionalism. All our staff are fully trained and equipped with RTITB qualification.

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    This course is specifically designed for people that are existing Forklift truck operators whose licenses are due for renewal and need to attend a one-day refresher course and perform a test to renew their licenses. An RTITB accredited forklift license is valid for 3 years.

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    This training course is specifically designed for operators who have had experience on the lift truck (Longer than 12 months) but have never had formal training or hold a valid forklift license.

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    This course is specifically designed for the individuals with no previous experience of Materials Handling Equipment (MHE). This course follows the guidelines suggested by ACOP published by the HSE and is approved by RTITB Training Board Standards Limited who are the accrediting body approved by the HSE. Find out more about a counterbalance novice course.

    What you get for choosing 4KS Forklift Training as your provider:

    • Trained in a fully approved RTITB Standard training site
    • Trained by fully qualified RTITB Standard instructors
    • Fully Accredited License authorized by RTITB
    • Full training with instructors on 3:1:1 maximum ratio
    • Help with employment and finding forklift jobs
    • Help with CV
    • Help with Job Applications
    • Help and support with theory test questions in various languages

    Are you looking for Work?

    4KS Forklift Training can certainly guide you in that direction and help you get a job as part of our training programme. We offer help with building CV as well as offer advice on job applications and full support. We also give reference to agencies requiring a reference regarding operator’s certification.

    Why Choose 4KS as your training provider

    4KS has been providing training and has fully qualified RTITB instructors that have vast amount of experience in this field. 4KS has many happy clients that return to us for there refresher courses. We have an astonishing 98% pass rate and our aim at 4KS is to keep improving this pass rate.

    Our approved training centre and our fully qualified instructors can deliver wide range of RTITB courses.

    We offer competitive prices and we aim to beat any competitors price just give us a call on 0121 294 9395 today if you are looking for a cheap forklift license which is fully accredited!

    If you are looking for a forklift license or FLT license in the UK and do not know how much a forklift license costs, please do not hesitate to submit an inquiry on our website and one of our dedicated customer service team member would be in touch with you.

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    The training for every course involves both practical and theory at our accredited training centre If you fail do not worry, we have a pass plus scheme which covers our candidates if they were to fail but at 4KS we have a 98% pass rate. Course times are confirmed via email and text and all relevant information is included in the final booking confirmation email sent to candidates.

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