Bendi Truck/Flexi Forklift Training

Interested in Bendi forklift operator training accredited by ITSSAR?

Since the acquisition of our Flexi Forklift, we can carry out specialist forklift training at our specialist facility in Barton Hill Trading Estate, Bristol. One of our highly qualified Bendi Forklift instructors will undertake this training course. As of August 2022, we have taken on a delivery of a brand new Bendi Truck – meaning we can now offer training for a wider range of forklifts.

Bendi Forklifts are designed for narrow aisles that are more difficult to traverse in traditional forklifts. As a result, their technical name of Articulated Very Narrow Aisle Counterbalances truck was established.

Bendi forklift training courses are available throughout South Wales and the remainder of the UK on customer sites or at our Bristol Training Centre. This means that no matter where you are, you can receive the best forklift training with HL Training.

This course is available for:

1-Day Pivot Steer Forklift Refresher
(Course candidates have previously received adequate basic training and have appropriate documentation to proceed with the training course.)
2-Day Pivot Steer Forklift Conversion
(Course candidates have previously received adequate basic training on a similar type of industrial truck and require a conversion to pivot steer trucks.)
3-Day Pivot Steer Forklift Operator
(Course candidates will have some previous experience in operating Pivot Steer (Bendi) trucks, but may not be able to provide documentary evidence of such training.)
5-Day Pivot Steer Forklift Novice
(Course candidates will have NO previous experience operating such trucks and will be completely new to any sort of forklift training.)


Bendi Forklift Training

  • Course Content (Summary)
  • Introduction to the Pivot Steer Forklift Trucks
  • Controls and Instruments
  • Starting, Moving & Stopping
  • Steering
  • The Hydraulic System
  • Pivot Steer Lift Truck Stability
  • Battery Care & Maintenance (if applicable)
  • Replace LPG Fuel Bottles or Recharge LPG Fuel Tanks (if applicable)
  • Weight Assessment
  • Handling Pallets and other loads
  • Driving on/off Ramps & Inclines
  • Vehicle  Loading & Unloading (if applicable)
  • Operator Safety Code

Course content is NOT limited to the above. It should be taken as a summary of the content included within the course. We can add modules to this course as we see fit, ensuring candidates receive a well-rounded course. This course will teach them everything they need for forklift operation.

Pivot Steer (Bendi) Training Course Dates:

Course NameDateTimeDelegate PriceDelegate FeesQuantityPlaces Left Book

ITSSAR – P1 – Rider – Pivot Steer – Refresher


07/08/2024 08:30 – 16:00

08:3016:00 £145.00 £25 2

Get In Touch

If you’re interested in our bendi-truck training course and want to know more about how we can help you, get in touch. Our team of experts are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you reach your goals.


Is a forklift license a requirement?

There is no such thing as a forklift license as such. However, once you pass a forklift operators course, you receive a certificate of basic training that qualified you to operate a forklift. This is a legal document that physically allows you, along with valid authorisation, to operate the forklift. Despite being unable to offer a physical license, we can offer an ID Card to accompany your certificate.

How regularly should I undergo forklift training?

After completing forklift training, there are no legal requirements to complete a refresher forklift training course. However, you should take a refresher course for forklift operation any time you feel that this is necessary.

If you have not taken a refresher course in the last five years, the HSE recommends that you look into taking a refresher course soon. This is to keep up with any advancements in forklift technologies and operational basics, as per HSE recommendations.

When does my forklift certificate expire?

Once you have achieved your certification for forklift operation, you have no obligation to take any refresher courses as your certification will not expire. After completing your certification, you are advised to take refresher courses when you feel this is necessary, but this is not a legal requirement. Guidelines from HSE are that you should complete courses every 3 to 5 years. However, various factors come into play, including:

  • No use within an extended period
  • Whether a candidate had had an accident

Why do a forklift training course?

Besides the fact you need to be certified before operating a bendi-truck, there are many reasons to take this course. You can gain valuable experience while you navigate the course and increase your confidence behind the wheel of a bendi-truck. Improving experience levels when operating a bendi-truck is crucial to becoming a competent driver in your workplace. We can provide the tools and resources you need to succeed.