Course Content

The course package consists of a theoretical part via internet, a practical day of four hours (repeat) or eight hours (basic) and an official certificate. The online course is the ideal preparation for the practical day. Because you have gone through all the material with e-learning, you can fully focus on performing the actions during the practical day. Very easy and fun. Choose comfort and speed with the forklift course package. Forklift-direct arranges everything for you from your registration to obtaining your certificate.

Forklift Operation course content

Forklift Operation (selfstudy)
Important: This course is only available in Dutch
Course aimPromote safety and efficiency in the workplace. Become aware of potential hazards and learn to act preventively.
For whom?For forklift drivers with little experience who want to learn the theory online
Course packageOnline training theory & practical workshop
Course levelMBO
Course durationOnline theory ca. 3-4 hours + 1 practical workshop from 07:00 to 14:30.
PreparationBefore the practical workshop the student must have passed the online theory exam, print the “Proof of Participation” and take it to the practical workshop.
Online theoryWith the online training the student learns everything they need to know about the forklift truck and driving a forklift truck. This training consists of:

  • 5 online modules including practice test per module
  • Digital reference work
  • Online theory exam
  • Certificate of participation
  • The Working Conditions Act
  • Transport and lifting equipment
  • Drive
  • Transport and storage
  • Safety
Digital reference workAfter completing the online theory, the student can test their knowledge using the online practice tests.
Online practice testsNa het doorlopen van de online theorie kan de cursist zijn/ haar kennis toetsen met behulp van online oefentoetsen.
Online theory-examThe student completes the online theory with the online theory exam.
Certificate of participation

After the student has passed the online theory exam, the student will have access to the Certificate of Participation. The following day this proof is also under “My profile”. This proof is not a certificate. This proof is the admission ticket for the practical day.

The student must print this proof, take it to the practical workshop and hand it over to the trainer.

Practical workshop

The practical workshop is really about putting into practice the knowledge gained during the online training. The student carries out the exercises with a forklift. The student also uses an electrical pallet (EPT) and stacker.

Practical workshops are organized in small groups so that there is always sufficient attention for each individual student.
The student can choose from more than 10 locations in the Netherlands.

Practical workshop programThe following topics will be discussed during the practical day:

  • Visually inspect and check the operation of the truck
  • Skilful steering with a 3 and 4 wheel forklift
  • Properly turning with a 3 and 4 wheel forklift
  • Lift pallets from the racks to 4 high
  • Stacking of mesh boxes and cold stacking of IBCs
  • The correct way to place pallets in a driveway
  • Placing cargo in a sea container and using the ramp properly
  • Picking up and handling a wide load
  • Maneuvering with a wide bar
  • Safe loading of trailers and use of headboard
  • Park in the right place and use the parking brake
  • Stack cargo with EPT / Stacker and store it safely in racks

  • You must wear safety shoes during the practical session
  • You may not participate if you use medication that may affect your ability to drive
  • You must indicate to the instructor whether you have any limitations that may affect your ability to drive
  • You must bring your own lunch
  • Verification test
  • Practical test
Certificate If the student has successfully completed the online theory exam and the practical trainer has declared the student competent, the student has passed. The student receives the Forklift certificate in his / her profile. The certificate is valid for 5 years.
Price € 289,- exclusief BTW

Advantages of the Forklift Operation course at PlusPort

Prepare yourself optimally for the practical exam by means of practice tests and test exams. When participating in the Forklift course you have access to the digital Forklift manual that serves as reference work. With the digital handbook you can search for specific information quickly and easily.

Forklift Operation certification

The Forklift certificate is valid for five years, after which you can take a Forklift refresher course to re-certify you in the short term.