The UK's Original Forklift Trainers Since 1977


We are one of the UK's leading providers of MHE and lifting equipment training. For over 40 years we have delivered training all over the world for some of the biggest businesses on the planet.

We train for both companies and private individuals on a self sponsored basis. In addition, all of our Forklift Truck Operator and Instructor courses are independently accredited by both the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR) and the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT). ITSSAR are HSE approved and a member of the Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA).

Here at TAL, we have our own training centre facilities in Coventry and at the centre we run a variety of courses. In addition to training at our centre, we carry out training at a customer premises on a nationwide scale. We have trained from Birmingham to London, Ireland to Wales and right up to the far tip of Scotland. So we are happy to travel anywhere to train!

We have a wide variety of customers and we train on a wide variety of equipment! Our customers range from the very small companies to the very large corporations such as Britvic, Konecranes and Rolls Royce Plc. We have worked for these companies for many years and henceforth are one of their preferred training companies.

As a service to our customers we maintain a database of all of the training which we carry out and we are able to check certain past training records. Furthermore we can also provide an Expert Witness Service for court cases.

“Extensive experience and accreditation gives customers the assurance that the service they receive from our company is always of the highest standard and ensures compliance with the latest best practice and legal requirements”



Our Forklift Truck Operator and Instructor courses are independently accredited by the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register. All ITSSAR accredited courses are registered on their Trained Operator Passport Scheme (TOPS). All of the training which can be ITSSAR accredited is added onto the TOPS scheme. When a delegate is added on TOPS, they are given a unique TOPS number. This number stays with them for life and should be used for all further training which they may undertake. We also carry out Lorry Loader courses. Lorry Loader courses can be accredited by ITSSAR or Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI). ALLMI is a popular option for many of our customers who wish to have their accreditation. Furthermore we are quality assessed to BS EN ISO9001:2015 by Bureau Veritas.


For definitions of specific machinery, please refer to our ABA Workplace Transport Groups. If you are unsure about a machines category, we are more than happy to help you define it!


Our well equipped training centre is in Coventry. This is considered by many customers and accrediting agents to be one of the best training facilities in the United Kingdom.

At our training centre we run courses for both corporate customers and self-sponsored delegates. We have a broad range of equipment available to us including Counterbalance, Reach, VNA and PPT as well as Lorry Loader (HIAB)

Please note that we are unable to offer courses for CPCS cards, although we are working to change this.


  • 10,000 square feet of heated indoor practical training area
  • 20,000 square feet of outdoor practical training area
  • Fully equipped modern lecture rooms
  • Racking systems
  • High stacking facilities
  • Electric, Diesel and LPG Counterbalances
  • Reach Trucks
  • Pedestrian Pallet Truck
  • Pedstrian Pallet Stacker
  • Tow Truck and Trailer
  • Hand-held Abrasive Wheels
  • Man Up Very Narrow Aisle (VNA)
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Refreshment facilities