Forklift (Novice)

Course Details:
Suitable for drivers with experience but who have no certificate or formal training. Up-Skill recognise an experienced driver as someone with more than 6 months experience driving a forklift truck. Please make sure you know the type of truck you wish to be trained on before making a booking.

On completion of the course participants will be able to:
•Operate a forklift safely, reducing the risk of injury to operators and pedestrians
•Use of safe operating habits
•Explain the consequences of taking certain kinds of chances
•Load and unload safely
•Refuel/recharge forklift trucks safely
•Handle awkward loads
Course Programme •Safe operating practices and safety video
•Elementary driving
•Explanation, demonstration and guided practice in the correct procedures to adopt when operating a forklift truck
•Battery care or refuelling
•Daily inspection procedures
•Checking the truck
•Correct operating procedures
•Handling empty pallets
•Safe working loads
•Fork truck stability
•Correct operating procedures
•Competence testing
Duration: 2 Days

Training Times: 8.30 am-4.30 pm

Who should attend
Experienced operators who are familiar with the steering characteristics of the lift truck and have the ability to manoeuvre both forward and reverse in a confined area. They should also be experienced in load handling functions.

Participants complete a theoretical and practical exam

On successful completion of the exam participants are awarded an RTITB Forklift Operators Experienced Certificate. Candidates are registered on a central RTITB database. (certification valid for 3 years)

Prerequisites: •6 months operational experience
•One Passport Photograph
•PPE (personal protective equipment), i.e. Hard Hat, High Visibility Vest, Steel Toe Capped Boots, Gloves


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