Forklift Training

Our Counterbalance Forklift, Side Lift Truck,
Side Loader & Reach Truck Training Courses
Will Reduce Your Company Costs Long Term

forklift training courses
Did you know that by having your staff properly and professionally trained, you will reduce your companies costs, find out why below!

Our Training Will Save you Money!

Did you know that by having your staff properly and professionally trained, you will reduce your companies costs in the form of:

  • injuries
  • breakages
  • expenses

The reason for this is: fully trained operators have less accidents!

Allow us, Forklift Truck & Plant Scotland (FLTPS),
to train all your staff on counterbalance forklift,
reach truck, side loader & side lift truck.

Contact us with operator experience and number of candidates for accurate quotes. We need as much information as you can provide us about previous experience (or complete novice).

Our courses start from as little as £125!

Training Courses (more info further down)

Our fully trained and experienced instructors are ready to offer all your staff the necessary forklift truck training certification in:

  • Counterbalance forklift
  • Reach truck
  • Side lift truck
  • Side loader

We can also offer training on:

  • ride on pallet trucks
  • hand pulled
  • narrow aisle
  • stackers
  • order pickers
  • and more . . .

Main Difference Between Counterbalance Forklift and Reach Truck?

Do you know the difference between the counterbalance forklift truck and the reach truck?

  • A counterbalance forklift has a heavy weight at the rear to counterbalance the weight carried on the front forks. Hence the name ‘counterbalance forklift truck’. It also has a different fulcrum to the reach truck.
  • Reach trucks are used in more confined spaces and the mast reaches out to collect the load. Hence the name ‘reach truck’.

Contact Us Today to Get the Very Best Training in
Edinburgh, Glasgow & Borders Regions

Training Courses Currently on Offer

Counterbalance forklift,
reach truck, side loader,
side lift truck, etc…
Novice4 Days3
( but not had licence)
2 Days3
Licence Expired
1 Day3
Conversion course from counterbalance forklift to reach truck, reach truck to counterbalance forklift etc…Experienced with licence on either1-2 Days3
Conversion course from side lift truck
to side loader, reach truck, etc…
Experienced with a licence on either1-2 Days3
Training on pallet trucks, stackers, etc… Details on application.4

On-Site Training

Training can be arranged on your site so your operators can feel comfortable in their own environment training on your/their vehicles.

NOTE if the counterbalance forklift or reach truck training is to take place at your premises, then you have a responsibility to ensure that the forklifts used have current LOLER thorough examination certificate and that personal protective equipment (PPE) are supplied to all delegates who are undertaking the training.

Training For All Levels

We have training courses to suit all your needs:

  • refresher courses for those whose certificate has expired: counterbalance forklift, side lift truck, reach truck and side loader operators, etc…
  • conversion courses: from counterbalance forklift to reach truck, from reach truck to side lift truck, from side loaders to counterbalance forklift, etc…
  • experienced but untrained staff for: forklift truck operators who have experience but NOT a certificate or formal training,
  • novice courses for the beginner with little or no experience of rider operated forklifts.

All forklift training course prices are
very competitive. Length of training courses
depend on operator experience and ability.

Our courses start from as little as £125!


All counterbalance forklift, side loader, reach truck and side lift truck instructors are BRITTOP registered or with  ITSSAR, NPORS, RTITB or one of the other large accrediting bodies.

And on successful completion of the training course, your trained staff will receive in–house or national BRITTOP certification. In-house certificates allow operators to use forklifts on the employer’s site only, while the BRITTOP certificates allows use anywhere in the UK.

Contact Us Today to Get the Very Best Training in
Edinburgh, Glasgow & Borders Regions