The Lift Truck Instructor of the Year competition was created to reward instructors for their ongoing dedication to high quality training and to recognise this under-stated profession.

The competition recognises all the fantastic work that lift truck instructors do. Operating a forklift (or working close by) can be dangerous, and providing effective training is crucial for ensuring safe forklift operation and a reduction in workplace incidents.

The award gives credit to the instructors that work so hard to train safe, skilled staff.


Following completion of an online assessment, just 10 entrants will be shortlisted for the Grand Final, out of nearly 60,000 eligible instructors.

At the live final, taking place at Talent in Logistics on 22nd June 2017, instructors will compete in four practical rounds, including truck operation, underpinning knowledge, pre-use truck inspection and delivery of a pre-allocated training lesson.

If you want to enter Instructor of the Year 2017 click here.

Or to attend the free Talent in Logistics conference and see the action live, click here.