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Briggs is amongst the largest forklift training providers in the country with in excess of 12,000 drivers and instructors trained annually across all types and makes of fork lift trucks and other equipment. Our training courses are ITSSAR and RTITB accredited and we employ fully qualified and experienced instructors who provide training on customer site or at one of our seven purpose built training centres nationwide.
Our key capabilities include:
- Novice, Instructor and Refresher courses - Courses accredited by ITSSAR and RTITB
- Experienced fully qualified instructors - Training available on all types of MHE equipment
- 6 forklift training centers nationwide - Onsite training at your own premises
- Training audits and bespoke solutions - Courses for managers and supervisors
Training advice at zero cost
We provide site surveys and annual audits to help identify equipment usage, damage analysis and specific training needs, leading to bespoke solutions. Our support team helps to minimise disruption to customer operations through effective scheduling and management of courses. Our senior instructors frequently conduct quality audits of our training courses to gather feedback and ensure customer satisfaction. In addition we provide training for managers with MHE responsibility to understand and install safe working practices. All of the services are provided to our larger customers at no additional cost.
Our forklift training instructors are RTITB and ITSSAR qualified and are strategically located to cover the whole of the UK. All instructors hold appropriate certification and have appropriate experience on the type of fork trucks they train on, in accordance with the HSE Approved Code of Practice. Briggs expertise with fork lift truck equipment and technology provides an excellent training ground for our instructors, who have the additional benefit of gaining ‘hands on' experience with all types and sizes of lift truck.
Our mobile instructors can provide your business with the convenience of training your drivers on your on premises. The benefit of onsite training is operators are trained in the environment and on the exact trucks that they work from day to day. Instructors are often able to point out safety considerations specific to the site during the training which helps drivers after the completion of the course. A practical training area and appropriate meeting room must be made available for the instructor to complete the training - please contact us for details or call 0800 298 1548
Briggs Training Centers
Our 6 UK fork lift training centers offer purpose built facilities fully equipped with appropriate equipment, dedicated training areas and comfortable classroom facilities. Briggs Training Centres are ITSSAR and RTITB accediated and provide a safe, controlled environment for drivers and instructors to complete their training away from the distractions of their normal working environment. Drivers often share experiences and build confidence from other delegates helping them to achieve certification. Our fork lift training centres are situated at Cumbernauld, Gateshead, Warrington, West Bromwich, Maidenhead and Thurrock.
Our training courses are fully accredited by ITSSAR and the RTITB so you can be sure of consistent standards and when forklift certification is issued the driver has met the approved level of competence. Briggs is committed to providing the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction possible. Each instructor is subject to an unannounced quality audit to ensure compliance with our strict procedures, method statements, ways of working, training delivery charter and risk assessment. All courses are delivered in accordance with the HSE approved Code of Practice, meeting the needs of our external accrediting bodies. All course content is governed by the following:
- Health and safety at Work Act 1974
- Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
- Rider Operated Lift Trucks; Operator training (ACOP L117)
- Safety in Working with Lift Trucks (HS-G 6)
ITSSAR and RTITB Accreditation
Accidents involving forklifts occur frequently and often lead to serious injury so training is of paramount importance to reduce risk. Employers are legally obliged to train staff to use machinery safely as part of a company's health and safety policy and risk assessment. Failure to comply, especially when an accident prompts an HSE inspection, can lead to heavy fines and even custodial sentences. Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act provides that it is the duty of employers to provide such information, instructions, training and supervision as is necessary. All forklift drivers should have written authorization specifying the type of lift truck they can drive and the duration of that authorization.
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