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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by poshman, 21 Aug 2008.

  1. poshman

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    Guys, im trying to find out how much fork lift truck driver training course is for a novice any ideas thanks P M
     
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    I know its not really helpful but will give you an idea, I was lucky enough to have my previous firm pay for the course for a counterbalance fork lift truck which gave you a licence for 5 years and cost around £1500 with a refresher course around £500.

    My new firm stupidly didnt take up the option to send me on a refresher course at a cheaper rate and allowed the licence to expire in 2003, I believe if in the future they do wish to send me back on a course that i will now have to do the full one again :rolleyes:
    The course I did was quite hard with a lot of precision driving and loaded turns on a sixpence within very tight circles of cones and other obstacles but satisfying to pass.
    Good luck hope you pass ok.
     
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    Forkinell, I thought the ACS were expensive. :eek:
     
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    Mind you that was the charge to the beeb so it was most probably cheaper than that then, mind you with inflation I wouldnt be surprised if it cost that still.
     
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    Non profit making, that sounds good :D
     
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    wow not cheap then Tim :!: I am enquiring for my son and through no fault of his own hes skint so I will be forking ( pardon the pun ) out for it
     
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    Don't be put off by the price i quoted as a lot of firms used to take advantage of the way the beeb used to pay out and i saw a lot of items gain an "extra zero" here and there, so please do shop around.
    The guys stivino suggested sound like they are worth a try?

    One thing to add though is the courses were based on several employees attending it rather than on a one to one basis and most importantly the truck was one the beeb already owned, I've found a lot of these trainers are self employed small firms and bring their knowledge NOT the equipment which is usually already on site, so hiring a truck for the day may be a hidden extra?
     
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    Just a thought.. :idea: do you think as he is unemployed he may be entitled to a govenment grant to help him get back to work :?: as it must be benificial to both parties in the long run
     
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    worth a try, good idea, get him on a retraining programme yeah why not?
     
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    got a quote for £440 4 day counter balance course so going for that
    I did contact job centre they have free courses but need to be on benefits for 6 months.
     
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    4 day course? Thats a great price, the one we did was 2 days.
     
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