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  • <a href='courses.html'>Ideal for individuals seeking to widen their skills, or to employers who want to invest in their team.</a>
  • <a href='courses.html'>Courses can be delivered at our own training centre or on your own business premises.</a>
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We are extremely proud to announce that the Talent in Logistics category of Instructor of the Year was won by Steven Sadler, a team member in our sister company Kent Forklift Training.
Not only to be nominated but to win this award against some of the largest and most respected companies within the logistics industry is a huge achievement for Steven and all of us at Essex Forklift Training.
Unfortunately due to the current climate the awards were held online. Please click the video play button to view the award being presented.
It is the first time we have entered these awards and we look forward to putting ourselves forward again in 2021. Discover More »»

Essex Forklift Training...

...is based in Rainham, Essex, though we will travel to your company premises throughout Essex and the Southeast to deliver on-site training.
On-site training can sometimes be regarded as an advantage as it allows the trainee to not only familiarise themselves with their working environment but also with the type of machine they will be operating back in the workplace.


Essex Forklift Training is part of the Kent Forklift Training Ltd. group who are accredited by the RTITB which is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and Health and Safety Authority as competent to operate accreditation schemes for Lift Truck Operator and Instructor Training.
All of our instructors are all RTITB registered and equally work to the same high standards; they too are monitored throughout the year.

About the RTITB

RTITB Limited is recognised throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
They have over 40 years experience of setting training standards, accreditation and monitoring.
The RTITB accreditation schemes are supported by legal requirements for training; the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act prescribes a legal duty to provide adequate training and instruction to all their employees. This is reinforced by the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 which states that all persons using work equipment must be trained, including the methods of using equipment, any risks and precautions to be taken. Though accreditation schemes are not "mandatory, recognition by the HSE is intended to help set and maintain professional training standards and aid employers in selecting training organisations or lift-truck suppliers who offer a good standard of training" (ACOP L117).
Their accreditation schemes and standards are guided by the Approved Code of Practice for Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training (ACOP L117).

Training Centres

We have 4000 sq ft of training facilities at our training centres located in Essex, Sussex and Kent which are fully accredited to deliver operator and instructor training.
The centres are fully equipped with heating, air conditioned training room, kitchen facilities, ample parking and of course a large area for practical training with all aspects of forklift driving operations available.
The training centre is ideal for individuals who require a forklift certificate in order to increase their chance of employment, a career change or just wishing to enhance their professional portfolio or CV.
We are in communication with and can point you in the right direction to several employment agencies and large companies who are often looking for professional forklift operators.
The centres are also used by many companies who perhaps do not have enough space on their site to allow for forklift practical training or may even find it difficult to free up their own forklift throughout the day for training use.
For private paying individuals we offer the following options :

Option 1 - Counterbalance forklift truck
Option 2 - Reach lift truck
Option 3 - Counterbalance and reach truck

Serving businesses in Rainham, Dagenham, Tilbury, Chelmsford, Barking and Romford, Harlow, Colchester, Harwich, Braintree, Basildon and Bishops Stortford.

Essex Forklift Training provides RTITB accredited training in the operation and driving of Lift Trucks, Access Platforms (Cherrypicker, Scissorlifts), Telescopic Handlers, Lorry Mounted Cranes (HIAB), and other industrial machinery and equipment.
More information can be found by visiting www.rtitb.co.uk