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What's Involved In Getting A Forklift Licence?

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A forklift licence is a requirement for many jobs, particularly in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, and forklift training can open the door to new opportunities. Getting your forklift licence is relatively straightforward and you don’t need any prior experience to book a place on a training course. However, there are some prerequisites and you will have to cover certain topics before you can book your final assessment and be granted a licence. Read More»

Why Add Advanced Training to HR Driving Courses?

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If you want to earn an HR driving licence, then you have to take an accredited driving course. These courses all typically cover the same theoretical and practical training before you take your licensing test. However, some course providers also give you the option of adding some advanced training here. How does this work and what are its benefits? How Does Advanced HR Training Work? Some training providers provide advanced or customised training on top of their regular HR licence provision. Read More»

Why You Should Get Your Truck Driving Licence Before Securing a Truck Driving Job

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When looking into your employment opportunities, you might have found you’re most interested in working as a truck driver. You can look into truck driving jobs that will put you through truck driving school so you can get your truck driving licence, but this might not be the best path to take. Instead, you may want to go to a truck driving school first, then look for a truck driving job after you have secured your truck driving licence. Read More»

Circumstances that Warrant Exemption from MC Licence Eligibility Requirements

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The opportunity to upgrade from a heavy combination (HC) driving licence to a multi-combination (MC) driving licence is recommended for experienced drivers. An MC licence opens up many driving opportunities in various industries, including construction, logistics, and agriculture. It means you can drive a heavy combination vehicle with more than one trailer. That said, one must fulfil specific requirements to be eligible for an MC licence. For instance, you must be an HC licence holder and have had an HR licence for at least a year. Read More»

Safety Areas of a Forklift Training Course

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Instructors often prioritise safety when training students about forklift operation. Other than learning how to operate a forklift, trainees must understand the necessary safety precautions. It is a crucial part of training, and a learner cannot be issued with a forklift operator’s license without passing safety tests. Notably, forklift training covers different areas that touch on safety. This article highlights vital forklift safety areas that learners encounter during training. Pre and Post Operation Inspection  Read More»

The Ultimate Guide to Heavy Rigid (HR) Driving Courses: Everything You Need to Know

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Trucking is one of the most lucrative industries with high demand in mining, construction and logistics. And if you are looking to kickstart or further your career in truck driving, having the qualification to help you get the footing on your career path is the first step. This is where HR driving courses come in. The course is designed to offer proper training to drivers seeking to drive heavy-rigid vehicles, which comprise some of the largest and heaviest trucks you can find on the roads: vehicle carriers, semi-trailers, large passenger buses, road trains, etc. Read More»