Training for a forklift operator

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The Operators Training Centre is a company with many years of training and professional experience. Our offer includes not only courses for forklift trucks but also training for various types of mobile platforms, overhead cranes and telescopic handlers, aerial work platformsHDS courses. We provide highly qualified staff, comprehensive training covering both theoretical and practical knowledge.  

We provide a professional service, ensuring positive end results for our clients, as well as a friendly atmosphere. 


Training takes place in two modes: remote and on-site. Remotely, lectures take place via webinars, i.e. real-time audio-video transmissions, where our lecturers provide all the necessary information on theory. Participants in the course receive knowledge about the construction of the equipment used, health and safety rules, the ability to operate correctly from a theoretical point of view, how to diagnose and maintain the equipment, as well as UDT regulations. Stationary exercises take place in the technical base of our centre, under the close supervision of trainers. The training practice is complemented by professional equipment meeting all safety requirements, the operation of which will be taught during the classes. Participants learn to prepare the equipment for operation, follow safety procedures and operate the equipment correctly. 

Our requirements 

At least 18 years of age, at least primary education, no contraindications to work in the position.

Categories of entitlement

Machines, due to their separate characteristics - structural elements as well as possible functions - are subject to categorisation. 

Powered stacker trucks with boom and powered stacker trucks with operator, lifted with load, the validity of the licence is 5 years. 

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Powered stacker trucks excluding reach trucks and forklifts with the operator lifting the load, the validity of the licence is 10 years.

Participant in the group 

At OSO, trainees are assigned to a group according to their score on the competency test held at the beginning of the course. In this way, we are able to provide our clients with an authoritative learning dimension. In this way, we are able to better adapt the syllabus and pay more attention to the particular issues that are more important to the individual group. The atmosphere and development opportunities are also more optimal for each participant. What is more, we provide all our students with additional material in the form of short subject tests - this enables them to repeat and consolidate the knowledge they need to pass the final UDT exam. 

Forklift truck applications 

Depending on the model of forklift truck, we can distinguish between different applications, from managing hard-to-reach spaces to working in inaccessible conditions (e.g. in a cold store). One of them, which is the subject of our training, is the forklift truck, which is used for transporting goods, unloading and loading, which is why we often encounter it in both large and smaller companies. It takes care of delivering the product from the warehouse to the shop, but also helps with unloading or loading luggage.  

Forklift trucks are widely used in many sectors of the economy, so becoming certified for them greatly expands our competences and strengthens our position in the labour market. When organising a warehouse and running an efficient and continuous exchange of loads from point a to point b, employers already require their employees to be certified to demonstrate their forklift operating skills.  

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UDT exam  

OSO represents its clients in their dealings with the Office of Technical Inspection, and we also act as an intermediary in organising the final examination, qualifying participants to obtain forklift truck licences. The exam takes place in front of a commission from the Office of Technical Inspection, which evaluates the results of the trainees; these are their answers from the theoretical part of the exam, i.e. a test of closed questions, and from the practical part, i.e. an oral answer conducted by an examiner at the device and its operation. The forklift operator's licence will be awarded to those who achieve a positive result from both parts of the exam. 

Before the examination 

In order to obtain the licence, our trainers will provide the trainees with the necessary materials to familiarise them with, among other things, the construction of the forklift, which is essential for safe work and the correct operation of the machine. As mentioned, if the trainee has difficulty in remembering and consolidating knowledge, he or she will be provided with the necessary (additional) material in the form of tests to check and consolidate knowledge. Should more complex issues arise, our trainers will be happy to answer any questions in order to dispel any doubts and provide you with the comfort of concretised theoretical knowledge needed to pass the UDT written exam.  

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In the following section, we will focus on teaching the trainees the activities that every operator should know and perform before and after their work. You will also receive the necessary knowledge to operate the machine efficiently. In addition to passing the exam, we aim to provide participants with the necessary health and safety knowledge. Our own health and safety, as well as that of other employees in the warehouse, is a priority. The practical exam will not only test your ability to operate the equipment, but also your knowledge of cargo carriage, knowledge of technical supervision, rules for changing gas cylinders, i.e. all the elements that affect ergonomics and occupational safety. OSO provides you with all this comprehensive knowledge, as well as practical exercises under the supervision of a trainer. 

Our prices 

OSO is characterised by affordable and attractive prices compared to other training centres and we set prices individually . We carry out enrolment for training in a number of branches located throughout Poland. On request, we can carry out training at the customer's premises.  

For more information on the organisation, please see the tab FAQ on our website. At OSO, we are eager to listen to our customer's needs, so please contact us with any questions by phone. You are most welcome.

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