People are often unsure as to whether they need a license.
A forklift license is proof that you have had adequate training and that you know how to operate a forklift truck correctly and most importantly , safely. Any material handling equipment can be and will be dangerous if the operator is not fully trained.
to gain a license you must use an accredited trainer I.T.S.S.A.R. or R.T.I.T.B. these are the main two for the U.K. (see links page). To drive a forklift truck on the public highway, need to have a car license and depending on your age will dictate what size of truck you can drive.