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Rough Terrain Forklift Training in Manchester


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

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Rough Terrain 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 rough terrain forklift certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

All of our counterbalance training courses include: 

  • Training courses for Rough Terrain 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 Rough Terrain Forklift Training Courses


 Rough Terrain Forklift Conversion Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering rough terrain forklift training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our 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: Rough Terrain Forklift 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 Rough Terrain 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 rough terrain forklifts.


Key Assessment Areas

  • Pre-Operational Checks: Comprehensive inspection of the forklift's essential components, including forks, carriage, mast, and safety systems, to ensure the vehicle is ready for operation in rough terrain conditions.

  • Manoeuvring: Evaluation of the ability to navigate the forklift through a designed obstacle course, demonstrating control and safety in both laden and unladen states, forward and reverse.

  • Alignment: Accuracy in performing 90º turns in both directions, essential for precise operation in constrained spaces typical of rough terrain settings.

  • Transportation: Skill in driving the forklift across varied rough terrain scenarios, including ramps, uneven ground, and around potential hazards, with both laden and unladen loads.

  • Stacking: Ability to safely stack and de-stack loads at different heights, proving adeptness in handling materials in front of a vertical face and within pallet racking in unpredictable terrain.

  • Attachments: Proficiency in using specialised attachments, such as the Crane Jib, to lift and move suspended loads under the guidance of a banksman, showcasing versatility in handling diverse load types.

  • External Transport: Competence in loading and unloading transport vehicles by driving on and off from ground level, highlighting the ability to adapt to external transport needs with precision.

  • End of Shift Procedures: Diligence in performing end-of-shift routines, including refuelling, parking the forklift safely, applying the parking brake, removing the ignition key, checking for defects, and ensuring the equipment is left secure.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our rough terrain 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 rough terrain 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 rough terrain forklift 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 rough terrain forklift operation.


1. What is rough terrain forklift training? Rough terrain forklift training is a specialised course designed for operators who need to operate forklifts in challenging outdoor environments. This training covers the essential skills and safety protocols for navigating and managing loads on uneven ground, slopes, and other rough terrain conditions.

2. Who should enrol in rough terrain forklift training? This course is ideal for forklift operators, site workers, and logistics personnel who work in construction sites, agricultural environments, or any outdoor settings where rough terrain forklift operation is required.

3. Is there a prerequisite for enrolling in the rough terrain forklift training course? While basic forklift training is highly recommended, specific prerequisites may vary based on the level of the course being offered. Please contact Pro Trainers UK for detailed entry requirements.

4. How long does the rough terrain forklift training course last? The duration of the rough terrain forklift training can vary, typically ranging from a single day for a refresher course to several days for novice operators. The exact length depends on the trainee's experience and the depth of training required.

5. What skills will I gain from rough terrain forklift training? Participants will learn to safely operate rough terrain forklifts, including pre-operational checks, safe manoeuvring on uneven surfaces, load handling in challenging conditions, and emergency procedures. The course also emphasises risk assessment and safety best practices specific to rough terrain operations.

6. Where is the rough terrain forklift training conducted? Training sessions can be conducted at Pro Trainers UK's specialised training centre equipped for rough terrain instruction or onsite at a client's location, provided the terrain meets the course requirements.

7. What type of certification will I receive after completing the training? Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certification from Pro Trainers UK, accredited by NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR, or our in-house 'Quality Assurance', depending on the course specifics and the trainee's performance.

8. Can rough terrain forklift training be customised to specific job roles or industries? Yes, Pro Trainers UK offers customised training solutions to address the unique challenges and requirements of different industries and job roles. We ensure the training is relevant and directly applicable to your operational needs.



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