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Pivot Steer Forklift Training in Manchester


Fully accredited Reach 12m forklift courses. 1 to 5 day course, depending on experience.

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Pivot Steer  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 Pivot Steer forklift certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

All of our counterbalance training courses include: 

  • Training courses for Pivot steer forklifts

  • 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)

  • Pivot steer courses are available onsite and at our training centre.



Our Pivot Steer Forklift Training Courses


 Pivot steer 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 pivot steer 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: Pivot Steer Forklift Course

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 pivot steer forklift courses are available onsite and at our training centre.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate different types of forklifts.

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for pivot steer forklifts.


Key Assessment Areas

  • Pre-Operational Checks: Participants are adeptly trained to conduct comprehensive pre-operational checks, meticulously examining key components such as forks, carriage, backrest, mast, chains, wheels & tyres, battery, guards, engine oil, coolant, fuel, hydraulic oil, rams & pipes, controls, brakes, steering, instruments, horn, and attachments to ensure optimal functionality and safety.

  • Manoeuvring: Participants demonstrate proficiency in navigating the pivot steer forklift through a series of challenging scenarios, including negotiating obstacle courses in both forward and reverse directions, with varying loads to simulate real-world conditions.

  • Alignment: Precision is emphasized as participants execute precise 90º turns, both left and right, in forward and reverse directions, within confined spaces and working aisles, tailored to the specific requirements of the truck being utilized.

  • Transportation: Participants showcase their ability to safely transport loads while maneuvering the pivot steer forklift in diverse environments, including navigating ramps, negotiating uneven ground, accommodating low headroom, and managing wide or uneven loads, while maintaining optimal stability and control.

  • Stacking: Mastery of stacking techniques is demonstrated as participants proficiently bulk stack and de-stack loads at varying heights, including ground level, eye level, and high level, as well as in front of vertical faces, showcasing their ability to handle different stacking scenarios with precision and efficiency.

  • External Transport: Participants exhibit competence in loading and unloading procedures, efficiently handling external transport vehicles such as lorries, vans, trailers, or rail wagons, ensuring smooth transitions on and off the ground as necessary, and adhering to established safety protocols throughout.

  • End of Shift: Participants demonstrate responsibility in concluding their shift, completing essential tasks such as refueling, parking the lift truck in a designated safe area, placing forks on the ground, applying the parking brake, removing the ignition key, placing the vehicle on charge, conducting a thorough inspection for defects, and leaving the lift truck securely stored for the next operation.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our Pivot Steer 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 pivot steer 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 pivot steer 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 pivot steer forklift operation.


  1. Who Should Take a Pivot Steer Forklift Course?
    Pivot steer forklift courses are suitable for individuals who are involved in warehouse operations, logistics, construction, or any industry where the manoeuvrability of pivot steer forklifts is required. Whether you are a novice operator or seeking to enhance your skills, our courses cater to participants of varying experience levels.

  2. What Does the Course Cover?
    Our pivot steer forklift courses cover a comprehensive range of topics, including pre-operational checks, manoeuvring techniques, alignment skills, transportation procedures, stacking methods, external transport protocols, and end-of-shift tasks. Participants receive hands-on training tailored to the specific requirements of pivot steer forklift operation.

  3. Are There Any Prerequisites for Enrolling in the Course?
    Yes, all participants must have completed our novice forklift course before enrolling in the pivot steer forklift training. Our pivot steer forklift courses are designed as conversion courses, which means they build upon the foundational skills acquired in the novice forklift course. Therefore, a basic understanding of forklift operation gained through the novice course is essential for successful participation in the pivot steer forklift training. If you haven't completed the novice forklift course yet, we recommend starting there to ensure you have the necessary knowledge and skills before progressing to the pivot steer forklift training.

  4. Can I Receive Certification Upon Completion of the Course?
    Yes, upon successful completion of the pivot steer forklift course, participants will receive a certification accredited by leading organizations such as NPORS & ITSSAR. This certification validates your competency in pivot steer forklift operation and is recognized by employers across various industries.

  5. Is On-Site Training Available for Pivot Steer Forklift Courses?
    Yes, we offer both on-site training at your company's location and training at our state-of-the-art facility in Manchester. Our flexible training options allow you to choose the most convenient location for your team's training needs.

  6. How Long Does the Course Last?
    The duration of the pivot steer forklift course varies depending on the specific requirements and experience level of the participants. Typically, courses range from a few days for novice operators to shorter durations for experienced individuals seeking refresher training.

  7. Can I Receive Customised Training for My Company's Unique Requirements?
    Absolutely, we understand that every company has unique operational requirements. We offer customised pivot steer forklift training programs tailored to address your company's specific needs, ensuring that participants receive training that aligns with your industry standards and operational challenges.



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