Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training

This counterbalance forklift truck training course is suitable for novice and/ or experienced forklift truck operators. The course offers theoretical and practical knowledge to allow trainees to safely operate forklift truck machinery. All trainees will be accredited to ITSSAR standards.

Counterbalance Forklift Truck Course Syllabus

Ratio: 1 Machine: 3 Trainees: 1 Instructor

Duration:

Refresher Course – 1 day

3 Experienced Operators – 3 days

2 Experienced Operators – 2 days

3 Novice Operators – 5 days

2 Novice Operators – 4 days

1 Novice Operator – 3 days

Definition: Experienced = Operators with approx 6 months experience but no certificate

1. Aim

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a Counterbalance Forklift Truck.

2. Elements

Operators will receive Counterbalance Forklift Truck training on the following elements:

2.1 Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

2.2 Operators Safety Code

2.3 Battery maintenance and charging procedures

2.4. Pre-use checks

2.5 Factors affecting stability

2.6 Motive controls

2.7 Hydraulic controls

2.8 Manoeuvring in open and confined areas

2.9 Stacking at different levels

2.10 Destacking with laden and unladen pallets

2.11 Lorry loading and unloading

3. Knowledge

On completion of the Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training Course candidates will have a theoretical understanding of the following:-

3.1 Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

3.2 Operators safety code

3.3 Battery maintenance and charging procedures

3.4 Pre-use checks

3.5 Factors affecting stability

3.6 Stacking and destacking in open and confined areas

3.7 Lorry loading and unloading

4. Skills

On completion of the Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training Course candidates will be able to:-

4.1 Drive and operate the lift truck safely and efficiently

4.2 Stack and destack at various levels in a safe and competent manner

4.3 Carry out pre-use checks to ensure the equipment is in a safe condition

4.4 Carry out battery maintenance and charging procedures

4.5 Load and unload vehicles