Forklift Truck Operator Conversion


To provide semi-skilled operators of forklift trucks who have received formal training and are in possession of a Certificate of Basic Training, and to update existing knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently carry out their duties on a different machine, i.e. B1 to B2 or B2 to B3.

This training is carried out to a standard accredited by ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register) in line with HSE expectations as laid down in L117 (Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Lift Trucks Operator Training).

Accredited forklift training now requires all candidates to be registered with a governing body. This is required for companies whose forklift operators work on their own and clients sites and require a national certificate.

Evolve Training will register all our candidates with ITSSAR under the TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme). ITSSAR TOPS Registration costs £17.00 plus VAT per candidate and this is included in the price of the training.


Classroom instruction on the following:

  • Legislation
  • Operators’ safety code
  • Forklift truck stability
  • Factors causing forward / sideways tip over
  • Familiarisation of different machines

Practical instruction and delegate participation on the following:

  • Pre-start and operational checks
  • Driving and manoeuvring
  • Stacking / de-stacking at low level, mid level and high level
  • Correct shutdown and parking procedures
  • Familiarisation of different machines

An English Language written multiple-choice questionnaire and practical test must be completed satisfactorily to qualify for Certificate of Basic Training.


A 1-day course is available for operators who require a re-test or familiarisation for a different machine.

Course Duration

1 Day              Ratio 1:3:1

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