Forklift Training

Gill’s Driving School are an Accredited Training Centre with RTITB for Reach and Counterbalance Forklift Trucks.

Gills Driving School Forklift TrainingCourse Aim: To give the participants the skill and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely and effectively.

Course Objectives

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Operate a forklift safely, reducing the risk of injury to operators and others
  • Increase their operational efficiency
  • Use safe operating techniques
  • Refuel/Recharge forklifts safely
  • Correctly position forklifts in relation to task requirements
  • Forklift Certification and Pre-Check requirements
  • Understand the requirements as set out in the Health and Safety Authority Code of Practice

Forklift Courses

  • Counterbalance Forklift (electric, LPG and petrol)
  • Reach Truck
  • Side Loader

We offer 3 Programmes depending on your requirements:

ProgramAudienceNo of DaysMax Persons
NoviceOperators who have never operated a forklift truck previously and have never been certified53
ExperiencedExperienced forklift truck drivers wishing to refresh/renew previous certification23
RefresherOperators who have been certified to operate a forklift truck but need to be brought up to date with current legislation13

RTITB Certification is provided on successful completion of the course.


Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Gills Driving School MEWP CourseCourse Aim: The aim of this course is to ensure the operator becomes competent in the safe use of MEWP by gaining the necessary skills and knowledge to operate the MEWP.

Course Objectives

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Operate an MEWP safely and correctly in accordance with the manufacturer’s handbook
  • Clearly understand the causes of instability while operating an MEWP
  • Be able to carry out correctly a pre-use inspection of the MEWP
  • Work safely at height
  • Understand fully the the procedures for the emergency lowering of the MEWP in the event of an emergency
  • Machine certification and pre-check requirements

MEWP courses we cover include

  • Scissor Lift
  • Self-Propelled Boom
  • Cherry Picker
  • Vehicle Mounted Platform
  • Combined course covering any of the above categories of MEWP