1 - 10 days depending on machine type and experience

BSD Training have been carrying out forklift training in Northern Ireland for over 20 years and all our instructors have a wealth of experience and training knowledge. We have a number of counterbalance forklifts, pallet trucks, a telescopic handler and a reach truck at our training centre in Lisburn where training is carried out daily on these machines. If you need forklift training but don't have access to a forklift or are an individual looking to further their skills we can provide a course to suit you.

BSD Training are proud to be an ITSSAR Category 3: Instructor & Operator Training Organisation. One of only 2 centres in Northern Ireland that are Category 3 training organisations. This means that not only can we train and assess operators we can also train Instructors to ITSSAR Standards who can then train operators within your own company to ITSSAR Standards.

All our instructors are accredited by ITSSAR to carry out lift truck and plant and machinery training to their high industry accreditation standards.

ITSSAR is approved and listed as an accrediting organisation by the Health & Safety Commission (HSC) in the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) for Lift Truck Operator Training. Its sole function is to write and monitor training standards for a broad range of mechanical handling equipment including construction plant, crane operation, lifting and rigging operations, and slinging and signalling. This ensures that its registrants are delivering the highest quality of training within the workplace. The Standards are relevant, current, and comprehensive and far exceed the Accrediting Bodies Forum 2000.

Benefits of completing ITSSAR approved Training:

  • Validation and verification of training undertaken
  • Promotes confidence in operator training
  • Lifelong, safe and secure scheme
  • Promotes a communication link between, training organisations, employers, operators and the industry
  • Individual unique Identification number

ITSSAR Forklift courses we currently offer include;

A – Powered Pallet Trucks

A1 - Pedestrian Pallet Trucks
A2 - Rider Pallet Trucks
A5 - Pedestrian Pallet Stacker
A6 - Pedestrian Straddle trucks

B – Counterbalance

B1 - Lift truck up to and including 5 tonne
B4 - Stand-on counterbalance

C – Sideloader

C1 - Up to and including 5 tonne
C2 - Lift truck over 5 tonne – up to and including 15 tonne

D – Reach

D1 - Reach & straddle trucks 3-8m
D2 - Reach & straddle trucks 8m lift

F – Very Narrow Aisle

F1 - Operator up

H – Tow Tractors & Trailers

H1 - Tow Tractors & Trailers

J – Rough Terrain

J1 - Masted lift truck
J2 - Variable reach/telescopic up to 9m lift 2 or 4 wheel steer/articulated
J3 - Telescopic above 9m lift 2 or 4 wheel steer/articulated
J6 - Variable reach/telescopic, rotating turret under 9m lift 2 or 4 wheel steer (360 Rotating Telehander)
J7 - Variable reach/telescopic, rotating turret over 9m lift 6 2 or 4 wheel steer (360 Rotating Telehander)

M – Multi-directional

M1 - Multi-directional lift trucks
M2 - Multi-directional side loader

P – Pivot Steer

P1 - Pivot Steer Rider operated

MEWP Groups

1A - Static Vertical
1B - Static Boom
3A - Mobile Verticial
3B - Mobile Boom

Areas of Training Not Listed Elsewhere

180° Excavators
360° Excavators
Abrasive Wheels
Articulated Dump Truck
Forward Tipping Dumper
Loading Shovel
Lorry Mounted Loader
Manual Handling
Overhead Crane Pendant/Remote
Rigid Dumper
Skid Steer
Tandem Vibratory Roller
Vehicle Banksman

Instructor Training

Novice Instructor Training
Re-Registration Instructor Training
Direct Entry Instructor Training from another Accrediting Body

If you have a machine that is not listed please contact us and we will be able to assist you with your query.

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