Operating a forklift properly, safely and efficiently requires expertise. It is all about theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Two important issues that are extensively covered in Doornbos Equipment’s forklift training. We train (future) forklift operators, going beyond “spoon-feeding” basic knowledge. We pay attention to practice, as well as daily inspection of a forklift and risk assessment. Quality and safety are paramount.


  • Lots of knowledge available; rental, sales and service of all types and brands of forklifts.
  • Instructors with years of experience.
  • Experience in training experienced, inexperienced, national and international participants.
  • Theory available in several languages.
  • The premise is that you will be trained in the type of forklift you will be working with.
  • Extensive time is taken to practice well in addition to theory.
  • Training also concludes with forklift SOG exam for petrochemical workers.
  • A large proportion of training is also offered as e-Learning. Then you take the theory at home online and only the theory exam and (if applicable) the practical exam at one of our locations.

Customized forklift training

Doornbos Equipment’s forklift training is for both experienced and inexperienced forklift users. We have been renting many types and sizes of forklifts for many years and, as a specialist, we therefore offer customized training. A forklift course at Doornbos Equipment is always followed on the type of forklift you work with in your company. Professional instructors with years of practical experience will guide you and support you in applying the theoretical lessons in practice.

SOG Exam

For employees in the petrochemical, maritime and industrial cleaning industries, Doornbos Equipment’s forklift training can be completed with an SOG exam in accordance with the guidelines of the Stichting Samenwerken Voor Veiligheid (SSVV).

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The teaching material


During this one-day training we cover:

  • Occupational health and safety legislation and legal provisions

  • Practice instruction and warnings

  • Specific machine features

  • Load diagrams

  • Picking up, transporting and putting away loads

  • Daily check before commissioning and inspection before commencement

  • Hazardous occurrences

Duration of training and exam

Individual forklift training courses last one day.

The course days conclude with a theory and practical exam. Have the exams been successfully completed? Then the participant will receive the forklift certificate upon completion. This allows you to demonstrate your mastery of both theory and practice as well as your ability to work safely. This certificate is valid for 5 years and meets the safety requirements of both insurers and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Requirements and details
No specific prior education is required for forklift training. However, participants must possess a valid driver’s license B and;

  • For professional drivers, a forklift course also counts for 7 hours of Code 95.
  • Training is also regularly conducted in English.
  • SOG Forklift training requires a valid VCA certificate

training dates and prices

You can choose from the following forklift training courses with us:

  1. Forklift Training (up to 16 tons)
    Basic € 235,- |Repeat € 200,-.
  2. Forklift Training (16-32 tons)Basic € 350,- |Repetition € 300,-
  3. Forklift Training SOG. € 350,-
  4. Forklift Training (Spreader Container Handling) € 385.
  5. Forklift/Reach Truck Combi Training. € 450,-

Prices quoted are excl. 21% VAT.

*Many of our training courses are also offered as e-Learning. You then do the theory yourself online and only the practical part (if applicable) you do on location. You choose in the calendar the day you want to do your practice.