Industrial Counterbalanced Forklift Truck (N001)

1-5 days depending on experience

This course teaches you how to operate an industrial counterbalanced forklift truck safely and productively.

Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

    • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator
    • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
    • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
    • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions
    • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with the manufacturer’s and legislative requirements
    • Safely mount and dismount the machine
    • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely
    • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, in open and confined areas
    • Conduct all the necessary safety checks at the work area
    • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks
    • Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations
    • Load and unload external transport safely
    • Fit, adjust and / or remove attachments
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
    • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Entry Requirements

For learners applying for the NPORS CSCS Card, or for those requiring the ‘HS&E TESTED Logo’ displayed on their card they must have passed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.

This training/testing can be as test only, Experienced, intermediate or Novice.