Forklift Training School

We provide forklift training services and issue forklift licenses. You can apply and start at any time for accredited and OHSA compliant forklift certification. Moreover, our forklift operator training is easy and convenient. During the training, learners operate a forklift by inspecting all parts and understanding their functions. Additionally, we teach them the starting, shutting down, and operating procedures. If you need refresher forklift operator training or on-site training at affordable prices, feel free to contact us


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Additionally, this training program shows learners how to operate a forklift (counter-balanced lift truck) safely. The person will be able to conduct pre and post-inspections, handle the loading and storage of freight using forklift attachments in the required manner. Our forklift training program comprises 20% theory and video lessons and 80% practical training.

Forklift Training SAQA Details

The course name is “Operate Counter Balance Lift Truck.”
SAQA US ID: 242974
NQF Level: 03
Credits: 7
Duration: 1 Week (New Operators) Recertification: 4 Hours
License Renewal: 4 Hours

Types of Forklift Licenses

F1: Rated capacity of 3000kg.
F2: Rated capacity of 7000kg.
F3: Rated capacity of 15000kg.
F4: Rated capacity of over 15000kg.

Why do you need forklift training?

Additionally, forklift operators play a crucial role in improving the company’s stocking process by efficiently moving goods from one area to another. To ensure successful inventory management for the company, it is essential for operators to familiarize themselves with the warehouse’s stocking procedures. Loading and unloading stock from trucks using forklifts is a vital skill for every forklift operator. Throughout this process, operators need to identify potential hazards, such as loose loads, and take care to center the weight of the forklift load as much as possible, all while remaining aware of the maximum load weight the forklift can handle. By adhering to these practices, forklift operators contribute significantly to the smooth and safe operation of the warehouse and its inventory management.

Forklift Training Course Content

  • Types of Lift Trucks: Comparing various types of lift trucks and attachments to select the right equipment for the load to be handled.
  • Parts and Functions of a Lift Truck: Naming the parts and explaining the purpose of each part of a lift truck for correct operation.
  • Principles of Operation: Explaining how a counterbalanced lift truck works, and how this affects the operation of the forklift in the workplace. Reading the information from a load specification plate to decide on the load mass and height for the forklift being operated
  • Lift Truck Safety: Discussing lift truck safety and how it affects the driving of a forklift in the workplace.
  • Daily Checks: Using the daily checklist to check the forklift for safe operation in the workplace
  • Reporting any defects discovered during the daily checks.
  • Refuelling or Changing Batteries. Driving to the petrol pump and position the lift-truck.
  • Parking in designated areas. No. smoking and passengers allowed.
  • Practical forklift training Operation

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What are the common causes of forklift accidents?

Forklift accidents can result from multiple factors, including operator errors, insufficient maintenance, inadequate training, and workplace hazards. To avert accidents, vigilance, thorough training, and adherence to safety protocols are indispensable.

How can forklift operators reduce the risk of accidents?

Operators must engage in thorough training to grasp correct operation, load handling, and safety protocols. Regular inspections, strict compliance with safety guidelines, including the use of safety gear, and maintaining constant situational awareness play a vital role in forklift accidents prevention.

How long does forklift certification take?

The forklift certification takes 2-5 days, covering both classroom and hands-on training.

Is forklift certification mandatory, and how often should it be renewed?

Yes, forklift certification is mandatory to operate a forklift. Generally, forklift licenses need to be renewed every two (2) years, and operators may need to take a forklift refresher course.

Where do you go to renew your forklift license?

We provide both forklift certification and renewal services as an accredited certification provider. Feel free to reach out to us to renew your forklift license or get your forklift certification price.

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Forklift Training FAQs

What is a forklift?

A forklift (also called lift truck, jitney, fork truck, fork hoist, and forklift truck) is a powered industrial truck used to lift and move materials over short distances.

What is the current forklift operator salary in South Africa?

Forklift drivers typically receive around R7000 per month. Salaries for drivers range from 5,290 ZAR (lowest) to 12000 ZAR (highest).

Which requirements are required for forklift training?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a compulsory OHSA forklift training requirement for safety purposes. Additionally, learners joining the OHSA forklift training course will prove competence in communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1. To proceed, you will need a national ID/passport. Moreover, for job assistance, you must have your CV ready. We will present it to potential employers and recruitment agencies after your forklift training course. Furthermore, for the license renewal or refresher course, you need to provide an old copy of the forklift license and certificate of competence.

Is annual OSHA forklift driver training required?

No. Forklift refresher training is conducted when operators are found to be operating unsafely, receive a poor evaluation, or when there are changes in the workplace or type of truck. Incompetent operators need to undergo another proper forklift training.

How long does it take to get good at driving a forklift?

First, forklift operator training takes between 3-5 days for novices. Operating a forklift is easy since it has only 3 controls.

Where do I find forklift jobs?

For example, forklift jobs are common in warehouses and factories. Visit various company’s websites to check if they have forklift jobs being advertised. Other job advertising sites include indeed, career24, career junction, and LinkedIn.

Do I get a certificate and forklift license after training?

Yes. You get a certificate of competence, which most employers require, and a forklift license, indeed. No extra fees are required. Contact Wheelset Academy of Machine Operators to get appropriate OHSA compliant forklift certification

How long does a forklift license take to expire?

A forklift license expires after 2 years. Visit our nearest forklift school to renew your forklift license.

How long does forklift training last for?

Forklift operator training takes between 3-5 days for novice. If you are familiar with operating a forklift, you can be assessed within 1 day.

How much does a forklift Licence cost in South Africa?

For new operators, forklift license price and certification costs are included in the forklift training price. The cost of a forklift license is between R600 and R1500, depending on the expiry date and previous experience of the forklift operator.

What are the key forklift operator skills?

Key skills for a forklift operator include: driving the forklift carefully, learning inventory processes, performing forklift daily maintenance checks, safety compliance, stocking. packing, loading, and unloading.

Are you looking for a forklift training center near you? Call: 078 365 9579 or 012 023 1078

We have branches in multiple locations in South Africa and train all students from Gauteng, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Carletonville, Germiston, Johannesburg, Krugersdorp, Pretoria, Randburg, Randfontein, Roodepoort, Soweto, Springs, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Mpumalanga, Emalahleni, Witbank, Nelspruit, Secunda, North West, Klerksdorp, Mahikeng, Mmabatho, Potchefstroom, Rustenburg, Limpopo, Giyani, Lebowakgomo, Musina, Phalaborwa, Polokwane, Seshego, Sibasa, Thabazimbi, KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, Empangeni, Ladysmith, Newcastle, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Ulundi, Umlazi, Eastern Cape, Alice, Butterworth, East London, Graaff-Reinet, Grahamstown, King William’s Town, Mthatha, Port Elizabeth, Queenstown, Uitenhage, Zwelitsha, Free State, Bethlehem, Bloemfontein, Jagersfontein, Kroonstad, Odendaalsrus, Parys, Phuthaditjhaba, Sasolburg, Virginia, Welkom, Northern Cape, Kimberley, Kuruman, Port Nolloth, Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, Constantia, George, Hopefield, Oudtshoorn, Paarl, Simon’s Town, Stellenbosch, Swellendam, Worcester. In addition, we offer accommodation to students from these locations. Moreover, after the training, we provide free job assistance to all our students.

International Forklift Truck Training School

Our school also trains international students from Sub-Saharan African Countries such as Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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