Combination truck course
On this page you will find the most common forklift trucks for which we provide standard 1-day training at our locations in Eindhoven and Waalwijk or at your location as in-company training. It is also possible to take a combination course for several types of lift trucks. Please indicate in the form below for which trucks you require a course and we will recommend a suitable course. Is the means of transport for which you wish to obtain a certificate not listed? Such as a clamp truck, 4-way reach truck or side loader? Contact us and together we will look at the possibilities for a tailor-made forklift course.
Why get a forklift licence
Dutch law stipulates that drivers of commercial vehicles must be able to demonstrate that they have the correct knowledge and skills to do so safely. Each commercial vehicle requires its own certificate to be driven. So for a forklift and a reach truck you need a separate certificate. This also applies to an EPT and a stacker, two trucks that are even more similar.
Validity of forklift course
A forklift certificate is valid for 5 years. After these 5 years you need to take another forklift course. Are you in possession of a Hollcert certificate? Then you can renew it at a reduced rate. Please state your certificate number when registering.
Course EPT (Electric Pallet Truck)
EPT is the abbreviation for electric pallet truck or powered pallet truck. This type of truck is made for transporting pallets in the warehouse only on level 0, mostly used for loading and unloading and for transporting pallets to and from the racking. EPT-trucks do not lift the forks higher than 30 cm. These forklifts are available in three types of operator installation;
- in a version without platform and supports
- with a folding platform and folding supports
- with a fixed driver’s platform
Some EPTs even have a driver’s seat. When a candidate is to work with the EPT version with driver’s seat, we recommend a combination training of EPT + Reachtruck course. Each forklift has some specific characteristics that can be trained on.
Course LLOP (Low Level Order Picker)
The low-level order picker truck has very long forks behind the driver. These trolleys are usually used to transport several baskets to which orders are picked manually, and only from level 0. This explains the name “low level”. They are often equipped with a remote control that is placed in a special glove. These forklifts, like the EPT, do not lift the forks higher than 30 cm. Because the truck is very long, special care must be taken not to hit anything when manoeuvring. (Sometimes a LLOP is also called OPT.) Often, the low-level order pickers offer more comfort and have ergonomically improved controls, optimising picking time and delivering better results per shift. Interested in this truck course? Please fill in the form below and we will contact you soon.
Course Stacker (in Dutch stapelaar)
Although this truck is very similar to the EPT truck, the Stacker has a mast that allows you to pick up pallets from a level above 0. With its standard dimensions, you can also pick up pallets in narrow aisles adapted for reach trucks. And just like the EPT-trolleys it is available in three types of operator platform. Here, too, our advice is to choose a combination course of stacker + reach truck. Apply for the desired forklift course using the form below.
Course Fork lift truck (HEFTRUCK)
The forklift truck is most popular because of its versatility, they are used to transport standard pallets and non-standard materials, and their versatility is further enhanced with additional equipment that can be used instead of standard forks. When working with the forklift truck, special attention should be paid to the basic scheme of working with it and to the weight of the material on the forks. We start our forklift training with a theory lesson. When the material is well understood, the training continues in practice.
The reach truck has emerged
Course HLOP (Hoge Level Order Picker) Drive IN + VNA
The purpose of the HLOP trolley is very similar to the LLOP trolley, but they are structurally quite different. HLOP is also meant for manual order picking, but it is not limited to level 0, the height at which HLOP can be operated is only limited by the height of the warehouse. These forklifts are available in three types of operator installation;
- Drive IN system which is based on guidance along the racking where the HLOP is guided on special rollers attached to the truck
- VNA-type system that based on magnetic sensors in the truck + a built-in magnetic line in the warehouse floor (in the middle of the aisle), automatically guides the truck. Please note! For this type, we recommend a combination course with a combination truck.
The Drive IN and VNA systems allow for even more built-in racking in the warehouse, but no other type of truck can work in such narrow alleys. It is regularly referred to as OPT (Order Pick Truck) or MUT (Man Up Truck).
Course Combitruck (Hoogbouw Combitruck) + VNA
This type of truck has all the advantages and disadvantages of HLOP, it works in the same narrow aisles and the same in 3 modes. The difference lies in the purpose, which with a combi-truck is not to manually pick orders, but to pull out entire pallets and place them on shelves. We are the only training centre in the Netherlands that has a Combi truck of this type available for training! Sometimes this truck is also referred to as a VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) truck. After completing this interactive forklift course, the candidate will know how to work safely with a combination truck and how to minimise the risks that can arise during operations.