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Counterbalance forklift training for a safer and more efficient operator

If you or your team aren’t trained for forklift use, then safety becomes an issue. Downtime can increase too because of inefficiency. And there are also regulations that you need to be compliant with. Forkwise Northern in Wakefield can provide the training that you and your team need.

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Professional training wherever you’re based

Forkwise Northern provide counterbalance forklift training courses across Yorkshire and the wider UK. You’ve got the option of either training at our modern facility here in Wakefield or – if it’s more convenient – we can come to your site and provide the training there. Worried about downtime? With our flexible schedule, you needn’t be. Training can be carried out on weekdays, during the evening or even on the weekends – whatever works best for you. And indoor and outdoor training sessions are available.

A 99% pass rate and over 90 5* reviews on Yell

Yes – if you or your team trains with Forkwise, you’re almost certain to pass. We’ve got the reviews to prove it! And with FREE extra training and FREE test resits if you or one of your team does fail, there’s no risk involved. As RTITB, BRITTOp and ITSSAR-certified training providers, we’re compliant with all applicable industry standards, legal requirements and safety regulations. Given our certifications, you can trust that the course itself will be high-quality and standardised, incorporating the right safety protocols, techniques and practices.

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Safety is always the highest priority

Not only to mitigate the risk of accident, but also to reduce the likelihood of equipment damage and potential financial losses for you or your organisation. With our focus on best practice, efficiency in forklift operation is the by-product – meaning more productivity against operation time. All training is carried out by our MD – Derek Berry – who has trained operators both at beginner and advanced level for the last 43 years. You’re in the right hands with Forkwise Northern.

  • Refresher Course
    The Refresher Course is a 1-day course for a maximum of three trainees. Price on application.
  • The Novice Operator Basic Training Course
    The Novice Operator Basic Training Course is a 4-5 day course for trainees who are new to forklifts and who want to attain their operator certificate.
  • Conversion Training Course
    The Conversation Training Course is a 2-day cross-over course for individuals who already know how to operate a particular type of forklift and who want to learn how to operate a different type of forklift.
  • Experienced Operators’ Course
    The Experienced Operators’ Course is a 3-day course for trainees with forklift truck experience but no certificate. We provide a best price guarantee and the certificate is included as part of the course. Price on application.
  • Certificate Upgrades
    This is a 1-day course for those trainees who have an in-house forklift certificate but who want to be assessed for a recognised UK certificate that’s valid for any company.

What do others think?

Trained on counterbalance & scissor lift. Trained with Derek Berry, excellent training methods, really informative courses. Really nice guy, hope to do more courses in October.

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For a FREE consultation on our counterbalance forklift course, call Forkwise Northern on 07717 704937. We’re available Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm.
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