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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

– Good course to help focus your mind on bad habits that may have been picked up. (Refresher course). John. February 2017.

– All very well explained, unrushed & managed perfectly from start to finish. Well done Martin & thank you. (Refresher course). Jim. February 2017

– Very down to earth instructor who made the experience enjoyable. Thank you Martin. (Novice course). Vicky. August 2017.

– Chris has just passed his FLT Novice Training with Martin this afternoon. He’s just come to let me know and was raving about Martins’ training style – He said he was so easy to listen to and explained things very well and made it enjoyable; very hands on! I wanted to pass the praise onto the Centre. Anneliese, HR Manager at Connection Seating. August 2017


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.

01484 346500