Skip to main content

How often do I have to send my forklift operators for refresher training?

Forklift operator for forklifts below 5 tonnes

You should attend refresher training on the operation of forklifts once every 3 years.

Basic training course WSQ Operate Forklift Course (Mandatory)

Forklift operator for forklifts above 5 tonnes

You should attend refresher training on the operation of forklifts once every 3 years.

Additional refresher training should be conducted for operation of heavy forklift above 5 tonnes to ensure operators’ competency.

Refresher training course
Refer to SkillsFuture SG course directory at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg for Training Providers.

We recommend that employers identify appropriate avenues for this training to be conducted, such as accredited training providers. Refresher training can also be conducted via suppliers or in-house training, provided that they are competent to do so.

The training should take reference from the requirements in SS 573:2012 and the WSH Council’s WSH Guidelines on Safe Operation of Forklift Trucks.