WHC Hire Staff Complete Accredited Forklift Training

Two WHC staff have successfully completed a novice accredited forklift training provided by Gloucestershire Training FLT-AITT in Toddington, Cheltenham. This introductory 4-day course provides a mixture of theory and hands-on experience of operating forklifts for the first time. The course itself covers a wide range of in-depth knowledge to enhance safety and well-being whilst operating the machinery.



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The AITT-accredited introductory course syllabus included:

Day 1 – Theory/Classroom

Day 2 – Steering exercises and induction to truck

Day 3 – Stacking and racking exercises

Day 4 – Chicane lessons and theory test

Day 5 – Pre-use inspection test and practical test.


On completion of this course comes a certificate that does not expire, but recommends a refresher course every 3-5 years. Gloucestershire Training delivered the classroom sessions of this introductory course in the comfort of our Cotswold depot in Chipping Norton. Thereafter, all practical work and assessments were conducted at Gloucestershire Training’s facility in Toddington.

Gloucestershire Training’s director Sarah Dixon opened the centre back in 2019 just before the pandemic and has continued to grow her business from strength to strength. Situated on the Orchard Industrial Estate in Toddington, the facility offers first-class tuition and equipment for its candidates enrolled on their AAIT-accredited syllabuses. Sarah and her team offer over 50 different forklift courses including pivot steer trucks, PPT training, counterbalance, reach truck and more for all abilities and experiences. Additionally, Gloucestershire Training offers HGV, PCV, CPC and online training courses to suit.

MD James Clutterbuck said, “It has always been essential to WHC to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff. We have always made it our priority to provide a workplace where everyone can go home safely at night. As the construction industry has the highest accident and fatality rate of any other industry in the UK. There is simply no room for error. The forklift training supplied by Gloucestershire training was exactly what we were looking for. I am so pleased for both Liam and Stuart from our Chipping Norton depot for completing their latest training. This is just another example of our ongoing commitment to our staff”.

WHC Hire Services would like to personally thank Sarah and the team at Gloucestershire training for their hospitality, flexibility, and all-around quality of service. Their delivery was extremely professional, enjoyable, and affordable. We look forward to working with Gloucester Training again in the future.





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