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Target Audience & Prerequisites

This course is for delegates who have no experience of driving a fork lift truck. It caters for operators on Counterbalance, Reach and Flexi/Bendi trucks. Training is delivered on company premises with the theory & practical combined.

Course Outline

The theory aspect of the programme is delivered in accordance with Approved Code of Practice L117 Health & Safety at Work Act and includes:

  • The law and your responsibilities
  • Truck familiarisation
  • Inspection, care and maintenance
  • Safety and stability
  • Principles of lifting
  • Loading and unloading

The practical aspect of the training programme includes:

  • Introduction to truck controls & instruments
  • Pre-start inspection and battery charging
  • Starting, moving and stopping
  • Steering and manoeuvring
  • Hydraulic system
  • Stacking and de-stacking of loads
  • Driving practice

Course Feedback

• “The instructor was very patient, explained things very clearly and made the course interesting”. Simon, Dec 16
• “Martin was very patient & was an excellent trainer. Highly recommended”. Matthew, Dec 16
• “Martin put me at ease throughout the training. Thank you”. Richard, Nov 16

Accreditation & Reward

Following successful completion, candidates will be awarded a certificate accredited by the Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB) and issued by Textile Centre of Excellence.

Dates: Available on request. Contact the Centre for details

Venue: Training on customer premises only.

Duration: As per RTITB requirements. 1 operative = 22 hours, 2 operatives = 30 hours, 3 operatives = 37.50 hours

Cost: Please contact the centre for costs.

Enquire:  To make a general enquiry about this course or to book a place please contact us.

01484 346500