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.
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
“Top trainer, explained all aspects well and was patient with all the lads”. Richard, May 2019
“Really happy with the course. Paul was very helpful.” Ian, June 2019.
“Being a nervous pupil I was very at ease on this course.” Thank you. Nigel, June 2019.
“The course went really well. Paul was engaging and helped any nerves.” Lauren. July 2019.
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 = 19.5 hours, 2 operatives = 26 hours, 3 operatives = 32.50 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.