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Pivot Steer

Bendi/Pivot Steer Forklift Training

TGS Forklift Training Kent provides ITSSAR Accredited Bendi/pivot steer/flexi Forklift Training in Kent for novices that have never used a Bendi/pivot steer/flexi Forklift before or experienced Bendi/pivot steer/flexi Forklift operators who require refresher Forklift Training in Kent. We train on all makes and models of Bendi/pivot steer/flexi Forklifts and offer conversion training courses to to allow an operator to operate several fork lift truck types.

bendi forklift training kentThe Pivot Steer truck is also referred to as Bendi, Flexi, Swing Mast and Turret truck. These trucks are designed to work in very narrow aisles less than 6’. The Pivot Steer truck resembles a standard forklift with the exception that there is an additional function to swing the mast to a 90 degree angle to either side by way of the truck being articulated.

The Pivot Steer is much like a Reach truck and are commonly used inside warehouses with narrow aisles and high racking systems.

Please see below for operator experience descriptions.

A Bendi/pivot steer/flexi Forklift Truck comes in many shapes, sizes and lifting capacities whether it’s a 3 wheeled Diesel to LPG powered machines with a lifting capacity up to 50 tonne. Most common Bendi/pivot steer/flexi Forklift types have a lifting capacity of up to 3000kgs.

3 - 5 Days

Upto 3 Candiates

2 - 3 Days

Upto 3 Candiates

1 Day

Upto 3 Candiates


Upto 3 Candiates

  • Novice : For individuals who have no experience whatsoever of operating any kind of lift truck
  • Experienced : For the experienced operator who has extensive practical experience thought has never received any form of initial training
  • Refresher : This course is designed for operators who wish to refresh their certification following expiry
  • Conversion : For certificated operators of other types of lift truck need only a 1 day conversion to move over to Bendi/pivot steer/flexi

Course Content:

  • Course introduction and induction
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – approved code of practice
  • Operator safety and observation
  • Pre-Shift checks
  • Defect reporting procedures
  • Lift Truck stability – Engineering principles and weight assessment
  • Driving within simulated working conditions
  • Manoeuvring skills
  • Rated capacity / Load centre
  • Hydraulic system and use of the controls
  • Stacking / de-stacking – load handling skills
  • Vehicle loading and offloading
  • Refuelling and Recharging procedures including battery handling and housing
  • Theoretical examination
  • Practical examination
  • ITSSAR Certification upon Passing

Most Forklift Training in Kent can take place at customers’ premises which often makes for better training due to using the actual machine in the real working environment.

When conducting training at customers’ premises we will require the following: an open area either indoors or outdoors, a number of pallets both empty and loaded, the use of any racking if available and a room in which to carry out the theory training.