Accredited Combilift Forklift Training Courses

Learn everything you need to know to operate Combilift forklifts safely. Our Combilift training courses are delivered by experienced and accredited instructors. Whether you are new to operating Combilift forklifts, or an experienced operator needing a refresh, we have a training course for you. Alternatively, take a look at the full range of forklift operator training we offer.

Benefits Of Multidirectional Combilift Forklifts

Multi-Directional forklifts are typically referred to as a Combilift (because of the manufacturer) or 4-way steer forklifts. They are the most suitable solution for handling longer loads, especially due to the different types of trucks available within this category. See below for more info on categories.

The main benefit of these trucks are that they not only operate in the same way as their standard counterparts, but they have the capability to move sideways and diagonally. Hence, Multidirectional. Forwards, Backwards, Left and Right. This means they can be used in tighter aisles, and for more purposes than standard Forklifts, Sideloaders and Reach Trucks.

What Is Included In The Combilift Training

Like all of our courses, the Combilift training is in-depth. This course includes (but is NOT limited to):

  • Regulations and legislation (including LOLER 1998, PUWER 1998, and HASAWA 1974)
  • Introduction to truck
  • Capacity Plates
  • Stability
  • Operating with a 4-way steer
  • Handling loaded/unloaded pallets
  • Working with racking
  • And much more 

Types of Multi-directional

Our accredited courses cover the use of several multidirectional forklifts, including:

M1 Rider Operated Multi-Directional Forklift
M2 Rider Operated Multi-Directional Sideloader
M3 Rider Operated Multi-Directional Reach  Truck

The ABA introduced these categories following a meeting with Combilift themselves, who helped categories the difference between the types of trucks available on the market.

M3 Multi Reach Truck

How long are HL Training Accredited Combilift training courses?

All course timings are based on 3:1 candidates : instructor ratio.

  • Novice – 5 Days
  • Experiences/Existing Operator – 3 days
  • Conversion (from alternative type forklift) – typically 2 days (dependent on transferable skills), however this is down to instructors discretion, and further training may be recommended if the candidates do not reach the required standard.
  • Refresher Training – 1 Day

Sign Up For A Combilift Course


At HL Training, we combine thorough curriculums with the best training methods from certified instructors. When you join a Combilift training course, you will experience the very highest levels of training to equip you to safely and effectively operate multidirectional forklifts. 

Become an accredited operator. Sign up for a training course today.

Combilift Training FAQs

How is the Combilift course assessed?

The training is assessed through mandatory elements, including theoretical and practical tests and pre-use checks. You will need to pass ALL THREE to complete the course successfully.

What will I receive upon completing a basic operators course?

Upon completing training, you will receive a certificate accredited by your chosen accrediting body (ITSSAR, RTITB or AITT). Check out our accreditation page for more information. Photo ID cards are also available, although they may require an additional cost depending on your chosen accreditation.

Do I need a license to operate a Combilift forklift?

No. A license is not required to operate a Combilift forklift. The certificate of basic training you receive upon successfully completing our course is a legal document. This allows you to operate the corresponding machinery. ID cards are also available on completion. These, however, are not licenses.