Forklift Truck Operator

Course Overview:

To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for the safe and efficient operation of a Forklift Truck

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course trainees will have an understanding of the following:

  • Safety rules and operating procedures
  • Importance of good maintenance and safe operation
  • Stability and mobility considerations when operating equipment
  • Carry out pre shift checks and daily maintenance on their machine

Course Content:

  • Basic Maintenance
  • Driver/Operator Techniques
  • Correct use of Controls
  • Lifting Techniques and Weight Assessment
  • Specific Load Training
  • Safety Precautions
  • Pre-test preparation
  • Theoretical Safety Code and Stability Lectures
  • Safety Video
  • Theoretical/Practical Testing


Novice Operators - 5 days training required

Experienced Operator with no Certificate - 3 days training required

Experienced Operator and Renewal of Certificate (Refresher) - 1 days training required

NB: Should the trainer, on the day of assessment, determine that further training is required, additional days maybe needed.

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