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Forklift training course in accordance with DGUV 308-001

  • At your site or at one of our training centres
  • Group courses or individual courses


Description and goal of the training course

In order to work with a forklift truck, you must obviously be completely familiar with its functions and operation. Furthermore, it is important to be aware of possible risks and hazards.

After this training course, you will know which tasks you can perform safely using forklift trucks and be capable of limiting the risks associated with these tasks to a minimum.

This training also contributes to increasing the efficiency and reducing the number of machine malfunctions, and improves the safety awareness of the participants.


The training course consists of a theoretical and practical part. You put the theoretical knowledge you learn into practice immediately. This gives the training course an interactive character.

The training course ends with a (practical) proficiency test. Our experienced and professional trainers make sure that you are well prepared for the proficiency test.


  • Vehicle inspection
  • Daily maintenance
  • Load calculation (load capacity relative to load centre)
  • Safe transportation of loads
  • Driver responsibilities
  • Use of the correct load carriers
  • General safety rules
  • Practical exercises on a defined practice course


The 'Forklift truck training course in accordance with Policy Document 308-001 of the German Statutory Accident Insurance Association' complies with the statutory provisions for operating forklift trucks in Germany. After completing the training course, you receive a credit card-sized proficiency certificate and certificate of participation, which you can present at the work site. These items are sent to you by post.

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Practical information

Training venue:

  • Group courses are provided at any location with an approved training room/area or at one of Boels' training centres.
  • Individual registration (depending on availability).


Two days (maximum 8 hours per day).

Maximum group size:

4 - 8 participants (depending on the course).

Conditions of participation:

The participants must be at least 18 years old.


In accordance with DGUV 308-001 guidelines.


Permanently (yearly training is mandatory)

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