Forklift Truck Novice/Beginner Training Course

About the Course

Course Duration: Three/Four Days

This course will provide beginner forklift training course participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable operatives to use a forklift truck in a safe manner



Target Audience

Those who are required to operate a forklift truck in their workplace as part of their daily duties





Course Objectives

On completion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Operate a forklift truck safely using correct driving technique’s
  • Demonstrate safe loading/unloading, movement of loads & stacking in and out of racking systems
  • Refuel & recharge a forklift truck safely and understand pre use inspection’s
  • Understand stability and lifting capabilities

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • Daily forklift truck Inspections
  • Forklift truck battery care or refuelling
  • Correct forklift truck operating technique
  • Safe Working loads
  • Forklift stability
  • Forklift controls and their functions
  • Safe start up and manoeuvre of the forklift
  • Correctly pick up and put down the load from various heights
  • Understand and performing of undercutting
  • Safely park and stop truck

Select, fit and detach attachments

Course Assessment

Written test and practical test

Additional Course Requirements

  • Be over the age of 16
  • Be medically fit to operate machinery
  • Personal Protective Equipment. (i.e. Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Visibility Vest.)
  • Have a good level of English
  • For on-site training a suitable area and the required equipment must be available for both practical and theory sessions to be carried out.