Forklift driver (driving licence for industrial trucks)

As production workers or warehousers, you get important tasks in the area of logistic or service industry. Thanks to the acquisition of fork lift licence as additional qualification you can significantly enhance your chances on the job market. Very often such a driving licence is precondition for employment due to the fact that, as specified by occupational association, a fork lifter cannot be used without appropriate licence.

Following activities belong to occupational activities of forklift drivers:

  • Transport and piling of goods in warehouses, factory halls, cold storage houses and on company grounds
  • Loading and unloading from trucks and containers
  • Maintenance of conveyors and conveying lines
  • Keeping inventory or delivery lists

When you already get fork lift licence, it is valid indefinitely and entitles you to drive various vehicle models. However, the occupational associations require yearly training in order to guarantee a safe operating on a daily basis. Your employer and his company are responsible for conducting such training as well as for you to have relevant driving licence documents.


The vocational training is organized under the Industrial Association Specification BGV D27 and BGV BGG 925.

Theoretical part:

  • Legal regulations
  • Occupational safety, safety regulations, accident prevention regulations
  • Traffic laws
  • The structure and function of forklift and accessory equipment
  • General forklift activity
  • Work with transportation workload
  • Rational and safe work
  • Special operations

Practical implementation:

  • Driving excercises without workload
  • Working with diverse workload (distributing, piling, transporting)
  • Diverse driving manoeuver
  • Max handling

Our course conveys knowledge and abilities required for safe driving with forklift. In order to prove your qualification you need to pass theoretical and practical exam.

Qualification: qualified certificate (AZAV-certified)


Conditions of entry

In order to participate in our course you need to be of minimum 18 years old. Furthermore, you need to be physically and mentally suitable for an occupation of fork lift driver. Physical qualification will be determined by medical examination (G25-examination). For example, sufficient eyesight, good spatial vision, good ability to response and limb flexibility. Mental qualification consist in ability to recognize, implement and use particular signals.

Funding possibilities

If you have valid activation and placement voucher, your coaching is available free of charge.
In order to apply for activation and placement voucher please contact relevant Job Centre or Job Agency consultant.
Costs for direct payers should be discussed with contact person of trias gGmbH.

Course duration

60 class hours

Additional information

Additional offer

During the whole course, you have a possibility to be supported by our placement activity on the first job market.

Additional details

M 101114-32

14.04.2014 – 03.02.2017

Forklift driver

Measures Nr.:
on request.

Contact person:
trias Gesellschaft für Arbeit, Gesundheit und Soziales mbH, gemeinnützig Sanderstraße 28, 12047 Berlin
Tel.: 030 69032-0
Fax: 030 69032-288

Training locations:
Neukölln, Wilmersdorf, Mitte, Kreuzberg und Spandau
Other locations avaliable on request.

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