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North West Business Training expands expert Forklift Truck training offer to boost post-Covid business recovery

North West Business Training is proud to announce the further expansion of its successful Forklift Truck training courses at its bespoke training centre on Burnley’s Vision Park – and accreditation from the respected RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board).

As the professional business training arm of Burnley College, North West Business Training has been collaborating with employers across the region to identify their priority training needs and has developed the versatile Forklift Truck Training offer to meet their requirements.

NWBT has now earned full industry accreditation to offer Forklift Truck Training in the following specialisms, to meet the diverse needs of employers: Counterbalance, Pallet, Reach, Stacker, Rider Pallet, Straddle and Telescopic.

Ashley Alderson, Manager of NWBT, said:

“Having safety-conscious, confident and skilled Forklift Truck operators can make all the difference to a business – and it’s something that employers have been quick to identify.



 As we come out of lockdown and business starts to increase once again, employers are keen to refresh their current Forklift Truck operators’ skills; expand their knowledge as the business acquires new Forklift Trucks to fulfil a variety of needs and, of course, ensure new employees receive the expert training they need to start in this role.

Ashley Alderson

North West Business Training Manager, Burnley College

 “Our bespoke training hub at Vision Park, just next to Burnley College, is the perfect location to gain essential hands-on, practical experience of Forklift Truck operation as well as the all-important health and safety training and basic theory.”

 And, to boost this comprehensive offer further, NWBT has recruited a specialist, trusted trainer who has years of industry experience in this vital area and has travelled the UK passing on his skills and knowledge to others.

Alan Woodhouse is a qualified RTITB instructor and is accredited to use and train on Counterbalance Lift Trucks; Reach Lift Trucks; Pivot Steer Flexi Trucks; Ped Op Pallet Trucks (Low, Medium and High Level) and Rough Terrain Telescopic Handlers, as well as being IOSH qualified.

After using Forklift Trucks in a series of roles within different industries, Alan gained the certification and accreditation to move into a rewarding career in Forklift Truck training, passing on his extensive skills and knowledge to Forklift Truck operators across the country.

Alan said:

“Over the years, I have had the privilege to train individuals from all walks of life – and in all kinds of roles – on Forklift Trucks, from those who have just left full-time education to those retraining for a new career, including former Servicemen and women; to offshore workers and employees handling large plant equipment in the steel industry. I’ve met some great people over my career and I really enjoy supporting them to gain new skills or refresh their existing knowledge.

“I find it incredibly rewarding to see people achieve their goal and to play my part in making the workplace a safer place.”

Talk to our knowledgeable NWBT advisors about how we can ensure your Forklift Truck training meets all the latest industry standards and your employees have the skills and knowledge to work safely and efficiently. Contact email [email protected] or call 01282 733272.