How would you like to ensure that…


  • You get the best out of your plant

  • You are able to predict and avoid specific hazards and potential dangers

  • You understand safe operation and limitations of use

  • You can safely park and stop truck at end of operating

  • You understand rated capacity plates, load centres and define


There’s lots more but you get where we are going with this don’t you?


If you are on the lookout for an expert to show you how to do this and much more you have come to the right place!!

We are proud to say our trainer is the best in the business and the pass success rate is one to brag about!!


NTP offer forklift and plant training for all levels of experience. We offer Refresher Courses, Novice Operator Courses, and Experienced Unlicensed Operator Courses. 

Forklift and plant training has been proven to reduce operating costs as well as motivating the workforce. The Health & Safety Commission's Code Of Practice, RIDER OPERATED LIFT TRUCKS - OPERATOR TRAINING, issued under the authority of the Health & Safety at Work Act, states that all employers must ensure that Forklift and plant operators are adequately trained.


Refresher Course


Refresher Courses can be carried out if you can show evidence of previous training or certification. This course is designed to give the trained and certificated forklift operator whose licence is due for renewal, a one day refresher course and test, to renew his/her licence. Licences are valid for 5 years.


Novice Operator Course


Novice Operator Course is aimed at those who have had very little or no previous experience of operating forklifts or other plant and have not received any formal training. This course would normally require 4 to 5 days full foundation training. This consists of 3 to 4 days practical on the machine and 1 day theory in the classroom.


Experienced Unlicensed Operator Course


This Experienced Unlicensed Operator Course is designed for the forklift or other plant operator who has had extensive practical experience, (longer than 12 months), but has never been formally trained and does not hold a licence. They will require a minimum of 3 days training, which consists of 2 days practical on the machine and 1 day theory in the classroom.


Courses at our training centre


At our fully equipped training centre we can provide courses on either Counterbalance, Reach, Rough Terrain, Telescopic or Ride-On Pedestrian Stacking Forklifts. Courses are available all year round including Saturdays and Sundays and are available to business and private customers. Courses at our centre are a very flexible alternative to on-site training at your premises. By sending your staff to us you can minimise workplace disruption and alleviate staff shortages.


Training on your premises


Many employers choose on-site training, using the approach that staff are trained on the equipment they will actually be using and with the loads they will handle. Up to THREE trainees of similar ability may be trained at the same time. If on-site training is preferred, our instructor will require the following facilities to be in place:

  • A forklift truck in safe and sound working order, available for the complete duration of the course.

  • The Forklift truck must also have an in date lifting (LOLER) certificate.

  • A supply of stackable loads and empty pallets, set aside from the main working area and preferably under cover.

  • Access to a room with electricity supply in which the theory sessions can be peacefully conducted.

  • Uninterrupted attendance by all trainees throughout the entire course.


Courses Available


All types of Plant & Machinery training and testing is available to private individuals and construction industry operatives alike, whether you require a refresher test, an on-site assessment, or full foundation training.


All training and testing is carried out by our time served experienced instructors and examiners who have been actively involved in the construction industry for many years and whose wealth of experience will benefit you greatly. 

Training and testing can be carried out at our training facilities or on customer's own sites subject to availability and suitability.

As there are so many categories of plant & machines, and various schemes under which this can be conducted, please telephone us for further information regarding your requirements. 

Some of the courses we offer are:


  • 360 Tracked & 180 Wheeled Excavators

  • Dumpers (forward & rear tipping)

  • Loading Shovels

  • Access Platforms

  • Telescopic Materials Handlers

  • Rough Terrain Forklift

  • HIAB

  • Scissor & Boom Lift

  • Road & Site Rollers

  • Mini Digger

  • Skid Steer Loader

  • Dozers

  • Graders

  • Mobile Crane




Both foundation training, experienced operator training and achievement tests, are available at our training programme. The duration of the training is dependant on the type of machine, the candidate's previous experience, if any, coupled with their own personal learning ability. 

For example, a 360* excavator course for an experienced operator may only take a day, a complete novice or someone with very limited experience may require anywhere from 2 to 7 days. Telescopic Materials Handler is up to 5 days; Forward Tipping Site Dumper is up to 3 days. 

On successful completion of the above you will be issued with a card complete with your photograph and National Insurance number on the front, and the categories of machine you are competent to operate on the reverse.

What does this mean for you?


  • The best trainer in the business to train you

  • Less accidents

  • Quality service guaranteed

  • Ensure you or your staff have the correct skills and knowledge to carry out your duties to the highest standard


Why you need to work with us!


  1. Our expertise

  2. Our guaranteed quality training service

  3. Our proven consistent delivery methods

  4. Our Passion for delivering high quality training and consultancy service.


Contact Us

139 High Road, Whaplode, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6TX |  Tel: 01406 424500

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