First Class Safety

Frequently Asked Questions

How many candidates can go on a forklift course?

Up to three candidates can attend a forklift course with us.

Does my certificate for a forklift truck expire?

Your qualification is for life and won’t expire. However, it is recommended that a refresher or retraining course is taken every three to five years.

Can I get a copy of my certificate?

Self-Sponsored Candidates can email us on to request a copy of their certification.
If the course was paid for by your employer, we recommend that you approach them directly to request authorisation from them to allow us to release a copy of the certification to you.
For all copies of certification we charge a minimum administration fee.

If I don’t have a driving license, can I still drive a forklift?

Yes, you do not need to have a driving license to operate a forklift. You will, however, require novice forklift operation training to ensure you comply with safe working practices.

Do you provide training at your premises?

Yes, our Health and Safety Training Academy is located in Rugby, Warwickshire and our MHE Training Academy is located in Crick, Northampton.

Can you provide training at our premises?

Yes, here at First Class Safety we can provide training all over the United Kingdom as long as the facilities for the training courses meet our criteria.

How often do I need a forklift refresher course?

Refresher courses are recommended every three to five years.

What does ITSSAR mean?

Independent Training Standards Scheme & Register and is national accrediting body for Workplace Transport.

What does RTITB mean?

Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB) and is the leading standards setting body for workplace transport training.

Can I get my Green CSCS card?

Once you have completed the CITB Safety, Health and Environment examination. First Class Safety are able to provide you with the theory side of your application with our IOSH Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Site Workers.

How long is a NEBOSH course?

Our NEBOSH General National Certificate course is a ten day course. Here at First Class Safety we offer a two week block course or a one day a week for ten weeks course.

Do you offer online courses?

Yes, here at First Class Safety we currently offer online options for all of our IOSH courses. Our online IOSH courses are held over Microsoft Teams. For all other courses we recommend face-to-face training to ensure practical elements are completed thoroughly and to promote collaboration and interaction.

Can you do conversion courses?

Here at First Class Safety we provide MHE conversion courses. However, conversions are dependent on the truck you’re converting from and to. We recommend you contact our administration team on for more information.

What do I need to bring with me to a forklift course?

We recommend you bring warm, comfortable clothing, a high visibility vest or jacket and steel toecap safety shoes which will be required to be worn on each day.

We require the following for training on customer’s site.

  • A training room allocated for the full length of the course.
  • Wall space for a projector or a television with a HDMI connection.
  • Sufficient space for the practical elements of our health and safety training courses.
  • Warehouse space assigned for MHE training with space big enough to set up a chicane and empty pallets to build two stacks.
  • A truck that is allocated for the training on the training days that is fully charged with LOLER certificates that are up to date.
  • Pre use check sheets.

If you are unable to meet these requirements at your site. Please contact the Administration Team to discuss training arrangements at our First Class Safety Training Academy.

What is the difference between accredited and in house training?

Here at First Class Safety Training our in house training follows the approved code of practice and we will create a in house certificate upon successful completion of our course. Our accredited training is verified by an external awarding body.