About Safe Handling

Types of Forklift Courses in Kent
As a fully accredited training organisation, our forklift operator and industrial plant operator courses are always delivered to comply with guidance published by ITSSAR, (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register). ITSSAR is a founder member of the ABA Workplace Transport 2012 body, who regulate the industry. All of our instructors are fully accredited, and regularly undergo personal development training to keep up to date with latest regulations and guidance. All training is designed to fully comply with current guidance published by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).
We pride ourselves in delivering training that is involving, practical, and engaging.
We offer training courses for novice operators, experienced operators, and those who need to undertake a refresher course to keep their certification current. HSE guidance advises employers that refresher training should be undertaken every 3-5 years, dependent on levels of supervision.

Types of Forklift Operator Training:

  • Novice - For trainees with no previous experience on lift trucks
  • Experienced – Suitable for candidates with experience but with no previous formal training or certification
  • Conversion – Suitable for candidates who hold existing certification, but who need to operate alternative types of lift truck
  • Refresher – Re-certification for existing qualified operators

From our base near Sittingbourne, we regularly travel throughout Kent and London, and cover areas including:

  • Medway towns including: Sittingbourne, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham & Maidstone
  • East Kent including: Canterbury, Ashford, Thanet (Ramsgate, Margate & Broadstairs), Folkestone & Dover
  • North Kent including: Dartford, Erith, Gravesend, Northfleet & Thamesmead, North, South, West & East London
To provide training that enables every candidate to reach their full potential within the parameters of the course objectives. Training should never be dull and we ensure that our sessions are lively and interesting as well as informative.
The safety of your workforce, forklift drivers and plant operators is paramount. This requires comprehensive hands-on training. With over 30 years experience in this field Safe Handling can help your staff implement safe working practices after undergoing supervised training.
Don't wait for an accident to happen sign your staff up for a course today.
Our Accredited Training Centre
If you need to come to us for your training, we have a fully equipped training centre. We run a number of counterbalance forklift trucks, gas, diesel, and electrically operated to best replicate the machines you are likely to encounter in your workplace. We also run reach trucks, and powered pallet trucks.
If you need telescopic handler training, or MEWP operator training (scissor or boom lift), we can arrange to hire these in for training at cost.
Forklift Training - Getting Started