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Training Courses | Machine Training CoursesBasic training: Working safely with forklifts

Description and purpose of the training course

When using a forklift truck, it is important for you to be familiar with the functions and operation of the machine. Furthermore, you should always be fully aware of all the possible risks.

After successful completion of this course, you will know how to use a forklift safely and how you can limit the risks when using a forklift.

This training also contributes to increasing the efficiency and reducing the number of machine malfunctions, and improves the safety awareness of the participants.


The training course consists of a theoretical and a practical component. You will apply the theory you have learnt directly in practice, which gives the course an interactive nature.

There is a hands-on competency test at the end of the training course. Our experienced and skilled instructors will ensure that you are fully prepared for taking the competency test.


    The ‘working safely with a forklift truck’ training course meets the legal requirements for operating a forklift truck in the Netherlands and Belgium. You will receive a digital certificate at the end of the training as proof of participation.

    To operate a forklift truck in Germany you require a different training. The trainers of Boels are also authorised to provide this training and, after successful completion, will certify you to operate a forklift in Germany.

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    • Group or individual training

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    • Vehicle inspection
    • Daily maintenance
    • Determining the load (load moment centre)
    • Moving loads safely
    • Responsibilities of the driver
    • Using the correct load carriers
    • General safety rules
    • Practical exercises on a set track
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    Practical information

    • Location: Group training at any location of your choice with an approved training room or at one of the Boels training centres.
    • Duration: 1 day - maximum 8 hours
    • Maximum group size: 6 participants
    • Admission requirements: The minimum age for taking this course is 16.
    • Certificates: In accordance with the Working Conditions Act (Arbo-wet / ARAB-codex)
    • Validity: 5 years

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