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Are you looking to enhance your skills with a forklift or aiming to obtain your forklift certificate? Our comprehensive forklift training courses are designed for both beginners and experienced operators, ensuring that everyone walks away with the knowledge and certification they need to safely operate a forklift. All our courses are fully available in English, making them accessible to a wider audience. BLOM opleidingen has 25 training locations throughout the Netherlands. There is always a location near you where you can follow a forklift course.


Whether you are seeking a forklift license to kickstart your career or to refresh your existing forklift operating skills, our programs are tailored to suit your requirements. Our forklift training courses cover everything from basic operations and safety protocols to advanced handling techniques, ensuring you are well-prepared for the workplace.

*Please note that our forklift courses are taught in Dutch, but additional explanation in English is provided for English speaking participants.


Why choose our forklift course?

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Our courses are designed to cover every aspect of forklift operation, from safety and maintenance to efficient handling and operation techniques.
  • Experienced instructors: Learn from the best. Our instructors are seasoned professionals with years of experience in forklift operation and training.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a forklift certificate, demonstrating their proficiency and compliance with safety standards.
  • Average rating of 8.9: We receive over 30000 students per year. Our students rate us with an average of 8,9 out of 10.


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Forklift license increases job opportunities

Obtaining a forklift license not only enhances your skill set but also opens up a myriad of job opportunities in logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, and beyond. With our forklift training course, you will gain the confidence and qualifications needed to operate forklifts safely and efficiently, making you a valuable asset to any team.


General course content overview

Our forklift training program is designed to balance theoretical knowledge with practical skills, ensuring our participants are well-prepared for real-world challenges. The course is divided into two main components: theoretical lessons and practical training. The emphasis in our forklift courses is on practical training. Because at BLOM opleidingen we think it is important that the workplace is safe.


Theory forklift training

The theoretical part of our course covers a wide range of topics essential for safe and efficient forklift operation. Participants will learn about:

  • Safety AI 14 and Occupational Health and Safety Act 
  • Professional knowledge     
  • Load chart and loading of forklift truck 
  • Daily check     
  • Traffic regulations   
  • Damages and costs


Practical forklift training

In the practical part of our course, participants will engage in hands-on training sessions under the guidance of experienced instructors. These sessions include:

  • Daily control
  • Forklift operation and control
  • Cold stacking, pallet and drive-in racks
  • Loading and unloading of containers and trailers
  • Battery and engine maintenance
  • Awareness of hazards and risks


Is a forklift certificate mandatory?

When employees within an organization drive a forklift, a certificate is not legally required or necessary. However, the employer is responsible for ensuring a "sufficient" level of training for drivers. Getting a forklift certificate proves very clearly that expert training has taken place.

The last thing you want to deal with after an incident is a discussion about instructions with the insurance company. Obligations are set by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and insurers. As such, a dangerous machine such as a forklift should not be driven just by anyone. So always pay attention to the validity of a forklift certificate.

If a forklift certificate has expired, it is mandatory to renew it. A forklift certificate has a validity of five years. The Dutch Labor Inspection checks whether drivers have a forklift certificate or thorough instructions have been given.


Book your forklift training course today

Whether you are aiming for a forklift certificate to start a new career or to ensure compliance with workplace safety standards, our training programs are the perfect solution. Our courses can be given entirely in English. By choosing our forklift course, you are  not just earning a certificate, you are investing in a valuable skill that will serve you for years to come.

Do not hesitate any longer, make that safe choice and get your forklift certificate at BLOM opleidingen. Getting a forklift certificate has never been easier!


Frequently asked questions about the forklift certification

No, getting forklift certification does not have to be difficult. If you are willing to learn and practice, with a positive attitude and proper instruction, anyone can successfully complete forklift course with exams.

The duration of a forklift training course can vary depending on a number of factors, including the experience level of the participant. For those with no previous experience driving a forklift, a basic course may take several days. For drivers who already have a forklift license but need a refresher (usually required after a certain period of time, such as five years), there are shorter refresher courses. Online or hybrid courses may also be available, where some of the theory is taught online and the practical training takes place on-site. This can affect the total time required for training.

The table below provides more information on prices by type of training.

Type of training Level Price* Duration
 Forklift refresher course Expert € 201,- 1 half day
 Forklift basic training Beginner € 635,- 2 days
 Working safely with the forklift Advanced € 334,- 1 day

* All prices mentioned are excluding 21% VAT.

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