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Pedestrian Forklift Training in Manchester


Fully accredited Pedestrian Forklift courses. 1 to 5 day course, depending on experience.

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Pedestrian / PPT forklift training courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited forklift training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our pedestrian forklift (also known as powered pallet truck training) certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

All of our counterbalance training courses include: 

  • Training courses for Pedestrian Forklift conversion.

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • Courses can either be conducted onsite or at our Manchester premises.



Our Pedestrian Forklift Training Courses


 Pedestrian Forklift Conversion Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering forklift training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our pedestrian forklift courses are meticulously designed to ensure your team reaches the pinnacle of operational proficiency. We take pride in our detailed assessment reports, tailored specifically to each course, giving you the peace of mind that your employees are fully competent in all aspects of the training.

Course Name: Pedestrian Forklift Training / PPT Training

Target Audience: Certified operators looking to expand their skills to other types of forklifts.

Duration: Varies based on specific needs. Typically 1 day with a maximum of 3 participants

Availability: Our Pedestrian Forklift courses are available both in our training centre and on location at your site. 

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate different types of forklifts.

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for pedestrian forklifts.


Key Assessment Areas

  • Pre-Operational Checks: Ensuring trainees can perform detailed inspections of the pedestrian forklift, including forks, carriage, mast, chains, battery, and all safety features such as guards, brakes, and steering mechanisms. This guarantees the forklift is safe to operate before use.

  • Manoeuvring: Evaluating the ability to navigate the pedestrian forklift through a challenging chicane/obstacle course, demonstrating control and safety in both forward and reverse directions, with and without loads.

  • Alignment: Assessing precision in executing tight 90º turns in confined aisles, both left and right, forward and reverse, which is crucial for pedestrian forklift operation in narrow spaces.

  • Transportation: Testing skills in safely driving the pedestrian forklift around the workplace, including navigating various challenges such as ramps, uneven surfaces, and obstacles, with different load conditions to simulate real-world scenarios.

  • Stacking: Measuring competence in stacking and de-stacking tasks at various heights and configurations, including ground level, eye level, and high-level positions, both in open areas and within pallet racking systems.

  • External Transport: Verifying the ability to efficiently load and unload lorries, vans, trailers, or rail wagons by driving on and off or operating from ground level, ensuring the safe handling of goods for external transport.

  • End of Shift Procedures: Confirming that trainees follow proper end-of-shift protocols, including refuelling (if applicable), safely parking the forklift, securing it by applying the parking brake, removing the ignition key, checking for any defects, and ensuring the equipment is left in a safe and secure state.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our pedestrian forklift training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences) is a comprehensive evaluation of your forklift operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a pedestrian forklift safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world forklift operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of counterbalance operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of Pedestrian forklift operation.


1. What is pedestrian forklift training? Pedestrian forklift training is a specialised course designed to equip operators with the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and efficiently operate pedestrian-operated forklifts. This course covers various aspects, including manoeuvring, safety protocols, and proper handling techniques.

2. Who should enrol in pedestrian forklift training? This course is ideal for individuals who have already completed basic forklift training and wish to expand their skills to include the operation of pedestrian forklifts, commonly used in warehouses and retail environments.

3. Is basic forklift training required before enrolling in the pedestrian forklift course? Yes, a prerequisite for enrolling in the pedestrian forklift training course is the completion of basic forklift training. This ensures that all participants have foundational knowledge and skills before advancing to pedestrian forklift operation.

4. How long does the pedestrian forklift training course last? The duration of the pedestrian forklift training course can vary based on the trainee's experience and specific training needs. Please contact Pro Trainers UK for more detailed information.

5. What will I learn in the pedestrian forklift training course? Participants will learn comprehensive skills including pre-operational checks, safe manoeuvring techniques in tight spaces, load handling, stacking and de-stacking, and adherence to safety standards specific to pedestrian forklifts.

6. Where is the pedestrian forklift training conducted? Training can be provided at Pro Trainers UK's training centre or onsite at the client's location, depending on the convenience and requirements of our clients.

7. What types of accreditation will I receive upon completing the pedestrian forklift course? Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive accreditation from Pro Trainers UK, which may include our in-house 'Quality Assurance', NPORS, LANTRA, or ITSSAR, depending on the specific training completed.

8. Can companies book pedestrian forklift training for their employees? Absolutely. Companies can book pedestrian forklift training for their employees to enhance workplace safety and efficiency. We offer customised training solutions to meet the specific needs of your team.



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