Available Forklift Training Courses
- Novice Training – for new operator’s with no previous experience.
- Refresher Training – for existing experienced operators (documentation required).
- Conversion Training – experienced operator’s going from one truck to another.
- Familiarization Training – train your staff on new equipment.
- Attachment Training – all attachments catered for.
- Company Assessments – for new employees.
- Root Cause Investigations – after an accident or incident.
Course Content and Subject Areas
- Induction/Explanation and outline of Course.
- Safety Regulations HASAWA, PUWER, LOLER and ACOP (including safety film).
- Introduction to the workplace and equipment.
- Pre-Operational Check.
- Basic steering exercises in open / restricted areas, 90degree turns in a working aisle.
- Safe use of Hydraulic Controls.
- Lift Truck Stability (including safety film).
- Stacking and De-stacking at three relevant levels from an industrial racking system.
- Lift Truck Charging / Refuelling.
- Battery Care and Maintenance (including safety film).
- Chicane Test (forward and reverse, restricted, laden).
- Associated Knowledge Theory Test.
- Practical Test of Basic Operating Ability.
- Certification (on successful completion).
Successful delegates on passing the tests will have confirmed their driving skills. Shown a good understanding of Health & Safety Guidelines regarding Lift Trucks. Demonstrated their Knowledge of Limitations and Capabilities of Fork Lift Trucks.
|Truck Type||Operator Experience||Training Requirement||Max Ratio|
|Counterbalance/Reach||Experienced but Uncertificated||3 Days||3.1.1|
|VNA (man-up/down)||Novice||5 Days||3.1.1|
|VNA (man-up/down)||Experienced but Uncertificated||3 Days||3.1.1|
|Order Picker (all levels)||Novice||5 Days||3.1.1|
|Order Picker (all levels)||Experienced but Uncertificated||3 Days||3.1.1|
|Side Loader/Pivot Steer||Novice||5 Days||3.1.1|
|Side Loader/Pivot Steer||Experienced but Uncertificated||3 Days||3.1.1|
|Rough Terrain (tele/fixed)||Novice||5 Days||3.1.1|
|Rough Terrain (tele/fixed)||Experienced but Uncertificated||3 Days||3.1.1|
|Pedestrian (ride on)||Novice||2 Days||3.1.1|
|Pedestrian (ride on)||Experienced but Uncertificated||1 Day||3.1.1|
|Pedestrian (non ride on)||Experienced and Novice||1 Day||3.1.1|
|Conversion to Reach||Certificated on Counterbalance||2 Days||3.1.1|
|Conversion to Counterbalance||Certificated on Reach||1 Day||3.1.1|
|Refresher and Re-testing||Certificated on a Type||1 Day||3.1.1|
The table above is the Guide to Training Course Requirements as set by Health & Safety Legislation it cannot be changed or amended.
Operator’s who claim to be experienced must provide Documentary Evidence / Certification of Adequate Basic Training within the previous three years or they will be treated as novices.
The maximum ratio Instructors can work to is 3.1.1 (3 delegates, 1 truck and 1 instructor).