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SRUC Training Courses: Fork Lift Truck - Industrial

Accrediting Body

Lantra Awards


These courses are for anyone who uses or will be using an industrial lift truck in the land-based industry.

The duration of this course varies depending on your level of experience from 1 day for refresher training to 5 days for novice operators.

What is Involved?

Specific legislation
Introduction to the lift truck
Working principles of lift trucks
Lift truck stability
Assessment of landing zone
What can go wrong
Planning the operation
Starting and stopping the engine
Starting and stopping the machine
Basic driving and manoeuvring
Operating with an empty pallet
Handling loaded pallets up to a height of 1200mm
Stacking/Destacking loaded pallets at all heights
Risk assessment
Using an assistant (banksman)
Daily and take-over maintenance checks
Familiarisation with instruments and controls
Loading and unloading lorries and trailers
Difficult loads
Manned platforms
Road work

Entry Requirements

In order to undertake experienced operator courses candidates must be familiar with the operation of equipment

Certification/Award on Completion

Lantra Awards Certificate. Please be aware that this certification is not valid on construction sites requiring a CITB card.

What you will need to bring

Appropriate PPE, Passport Photograph

Course Dates

no current dates

Further courses can be scheduled on demand, please contact your local campus to express your interest.


Novice Operator - 5 days; Experienced Operator - 2 - 5 days; Refresher 1 day

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


On Customer Premises; SRUC Barony Campus; SRUC Elmwood Campus; SRUC Oatridge Campus


Please contact us to request course fees. Course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.

Sounds good? Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online.
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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Fiona Lanni (SRUC Barony)

01292 525355

Contact 2

Samantha Bain (SRUC Oatridge)