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Why Choose Cox Training and Consultancy for your training needs ?

Cox Training and Consultancy On Site Forklift Training at your Own premises on the equipment your employees will use on a daily basis.

Cox Training and Consultancy Forklift Training Covering Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, West London, Surrey and Dorset.

Forklift Training

Cox Training and Consultancy is a Forklift Truck training business based in Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, West London, Surrey and Dorset.. We are a home office based business. This means that we keep our overheads to a minimum, passing on the savings to our customers. Keeping our pricing structure one of the most competitive in our industry.

We offer Novice, Experienced Courses, Conversion Courses and Refresher Courses on various forklift trucks. We pride ourselves on serving our customers on their own premises, this means staff are trained on the machine or machines that they will be using in the environment in which they will be working.

We also pride ourselves on being available to train our customers employees, when our customers need their staff trained, this means that you will be able to have your staff trained when your workplace is at its quietest, minimalising any down time due to forklift training. We do not work 8-5 we work when our customers need us, and where our customers need us.


Quality Reliability and Commitment To Forklift Training Excellence.

Forklift Training.

Within Cox Training and Consultancy we provide the highest quality training in a relaxed, informal environment, your employees both benefit from the extensive experience of our highly qualified Forklift training staff using only the latest training techniques on your own equipment within your own premises to Itssar accreditated training standards.

We offer a commitment to quality to all our trainees, and monitor their progress and development closely to ensure that they reach the required standard prior to their final assessment.

In addition to quality professional training, Cox Training and Consultancy also offers a support service to individuals and companies following the successful completion of courses, and we will offer advice and assistance as required. This additional support is seen as an integral part of the service we provide and is free of charge.

The philosophy of Cox Training and Consultancy can be summed up in three words:-

Safe Practical Solutions.

We hope you will enjoy exploring our Forklift training website and that we will hear from you in due course. Read the information below to find out why you should consider Cox Training and Consultancy for your forklift training needs.


Cox Training and Consultancy – Who Are We?

Cox Training and Consultancy delivers professional training to companies and individuals, and has developed a reputation for providing quality forklift training and outstanding customer service. We take pride in our competitive priced approach and are always striving to improve our range of services.

The quality of training provided by Cox Training and Consultancy ensures that operators are made fully aware of safe working practices whilst developing the confidence to become productive and efficient in the workplace.

Why do these qualifications exist, and why do you need proof of qualification?

In order to satisfy the stringent requirements of Health & Safety law, an increasing demand is now being placed on all areas of industry, commerce and individuals alike for quality training.

As a result, proof of training is now mandatory, training complies with the Approved Code of Practice (L117). It is therefore very important for every employer to ensure that forklift training is a priority before allowing employees to use such machines.


Why Choose Cox Training and Consultancy Forklift Training For Your Forklift Training Needs?

At Cox Training and Consultancy we take pride in the quality of our training programme's and offer an effective approach to training.

What sets us apart, we believe, is that we enjoy our role and take an active interest in the relevance of our training. We target our Forklift Training courses to your specific needs and to the progress and development of each trainee.

If problems exist, we identify those problems and work closely with the individual to try to resolve matters, prior to a test situation, this ensures that everything possible is done to achieve the required result.

In addition, we offer a support service to all individuals upon completion of the course, we are still on hand to offer advice or assistance as required, this is seen as an integral part of the service which we offer and is undertaken free of charge.

Who Should You Contact?

For informal and impartial advice, contact Neil Cox on 07599 060296 or e-mail


Information For Companies: Why Do Your Employees Need Training

To ensure compliance with regulations relating to the driving of forklift trucks and related equipment - employers must ensure that all operators they employ, both new and existing, are adequately trained and, where necessary, provide for their additional or refresher forklift training.

To avoid accidents and incidents, personal injury, downtime, and damage to buildings, plant and equipment, this could easily result in detailed investigation by HSE and even lead to prosecution.

To improve staff confidence and morale, job related training with the emphasis on safe and efficient working practices develops operator confidence and encourages them to become productive and efficient members of the team. This enables improved productivity and and less down time for your business.

Consider these points and ask yourself these questions

Is all of our staff training up to date?

Are our records properly maintained?

Do we need to update skills for new or existing equipment?

Are our Managers and Supervisors aware of their responsibilities?

If the answer to any of these is NO, or you are unsure, then give us a call or drop us an email we will quickly reply with advice on how to address any problems.


What Is Compliance? Is Your Business Covered?

In order to comply with their duties under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 and general duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers must ensure that all operators they employ, both new and existing, are adequately trained and, when necessary, provide for their additional or refresher forklift training.

The HSE Approved Code of Practice (L117) provides advice, guidance and acts as a yardstick for employers in assisting them to comply with the above legislation.

Initial Fork Lift Training

The training of operators to use stacking rider-operated lift trucks ("rider-operated" means any truck capable of carrying an operator and includes trucks controlled from both seated and stand-on positions, which may be fixed or fold-away) should follow a carefully devised programme and an instructor should assess the operator throughout its duration. Additionally, operators are required to pass three stages of testing, practical and theoretical test of the skills and knowledge needed for safe operation on all types of lift truck and attachments that they will or could be required to use in their work and pre shift check of their equipment before use and should consist of the following elements:

Basic Forklift Training - The basic skills & knowledge required for safe operation.

Job Specific Forklift Training - Knowledge of workplace and experience of any special needs & handling equipment.

Familiarisation Training - Practical operation on the job under close supervision.

Refresher Forklift Training - There is a further obligation on employers which states that any training, once given, should be maintained to a minimum standard. Whilst there is no specific requirement to provide refresher training, even trained and experienced forklift truck operators need to be re-assessed to ensure that they continue to operate forklift trucks safely.

This assessment should be part of a standard monitoring procedure, formally time-tabled to ensure it is done at reasonable intervals and should take into account operators who have not used a forklift truck for some time; are occasional users; appear to have developed unsafe practices; have had an accident or near miss, etc. Automatic retraining after a set period of time is undoubtedly the best way of ensuring that operators are adequately trained.

The current HSE view is that they would expect to see some form of refresher training up to a maximum period of five years from the date of the last test. Most companies, within their own Health and Safety policy, tend to adopt between a three and five year period and the guiding principle is that employers need to maintain the competence of operators to use forklift trucks safely through a laid down, formal process of monitoring and assessment.

Failure to comply with the above could invalidate company insurance and our advice would be to check the specifics of your own policy documents. However, in the event of accident, it could be argued that the company has failed in its obligation to ensure forklift training standards are maintained.

Never forget that help and advice is never more than a telephone call or e-mail away, we offer advice free of charge and will help in any way that we can.

Cox Training and Consultancy

 Caversham, Reading, Berks, RG4 5JN

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