Train-a-Lift Ltd 40th Birthday

Train-a-Lift Ltd 40th Birthday

It’s Train-a-Lift Ltd’s 40th Birthday!


Train-a-Lift Ltd was founded in February 1977.


It was around this time that the need for the formal training of forklift truck operators and instructors became most apparent. Many customers were showing more and more interest in the training of their operators rather than in the purchasing of new equipment. Following on from this knowledge, TAL was founded.

TAL is still going strong 40 years on from its founding back in 1977.

We keep ourselves busy training new and old customers alike. Our instructor courses are running at record numbers and we have trained countless operators. We often have the same delegates returning to us again and again for either refresher or additional training.

We have a great team of instructors and admin staff who keep us running smoothly. Some of our instructors have been working for us for over 20 years.  

Following on from reaching the 40 year milestone, we are looking towards the future. We hope to continually grow by welcoming new customers and continuing to train for our current customers. Furthermore we hope to eventually see a new generation of instructors join the team.

Another of our main aims for the future is to ensure that we are working closely with ITSSAR and the Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA). This will allow us to make sure we are using the correct and most up to date practices so we can supply you with the best training that we possibly can.

The last 40 years have seen us grow from an idea to a first class training organisation. Here’s to the next 40 years!


Fun Facts!

  • Our First Customer – Morris Vulcan
  • Location of First Training Centre – Torrington Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands
  • Some of the Earliest Customers Include: Land Rover, Jaguar, Triumph Motor Cycles, British Antarctic Survey, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and the Bank of England.
  • TAL is one of the companies responsible for the formation of the AITT.