Forklift Training Stepped Up To Meet Demand
In a bid to meet the demand for forklift operators in an industry ‘screaming out for workers’, a Shropshire-based training provider has stepped up its forklift training programme. Shropshire Live reports that Dulson Training, which offers forklift training amongst its other services, has identified am increasing demand for forklift operators, and is now wanting to provide training to meet every licence or qualification needed for anyone who wants two work in the logistics industry.
The firm, which has bases in Shrewsbury, Telford and Wrexham, has also seen an increase of unemployed people looking for work or driven by the pandemic to consider a career change.
Steve Dulson, of Dulson Training, said: “We are increasing our focus on this side of the business. Forklift truck training is a quick and cost-effective way of allowing people to step into the logistics industry at a time when forklift drivers are very much in demand. With various payment options including low rate finance packages.”
He added that the logistics sector is ‘screaming out for forklift truck drivers’, and the firm aims to provide all the training needed to give trainees the qualifications that will make them more employable. It really is the ideal time to think about the forklift route – you don’t travel far these days without seeing lots of forklift trucks working. It’s not just warehouse jobs but they are also in haulage yards and in retail parks.”
Through RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) accredited forklift training in multiple types of material handling equipment (MHE), trainees can gain the skills necessary for Industrial Counterbalance, Reach, PPT and most other types of MHE.
The logistics sector is quite broad, and it has become necessary for Dulson to develop a course that covers all aspects of the industry alongside their HGV licence acquisition courses.
He commented that traditional forklift training would have taken place at the place of employment - factories and warehouses, for instance - but anyone who hasn’t yet secured a job would not have the same on-the-job training options, making it necessary to provide training at a specially designed centre.
We are helping people get their forklift licence at our centre and provide the path into the workplace in an industry which offers so much job opportunity and employment,” he said. longside forklift driving, Dulson Training also offers complementary and additional courses to go with it, such as accredited First Aid, manual handling, Health and Safety in the workplace, fire safety awareness and yard shunter – all things that can be linked to the role of a new warehouse operative. This will provide the trainees with all the tools they need through licences and qualifications to boost their employability and begin their new job in the workplace.
The Shropshire training centre has large COVID-secure indoor training areas, new equipment, classrooms and RTITB instructors. The courses include full training and assessments in both theory and practical elements, certificate, accreditation and ID cards. If you’re looking got training and forklift hire in Peterborough, talk to us today.