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Forklift Counterbalance

fork truck Details This course is suitable for new drivers or drivers with little experience and no certification.
Duration  5 Day
Attendees  Max 3
Certification   I.I.P.M.M
Why go on this course?

Operating a forklift is a specialised skill. Many accidents are caused by untrained drivers
operating trucks in ignorance of the special conditions that apply to forklifts. This course
is aimed at individuals new to forklift truck driving. Certificates are awarded to
participants who are successful in the theoretical and practical tests. A confidential
assessment on each operator’s abilities is also provided.

On completion of the course participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate safe operating skills
  • Avoid danger to people and property
  • Carry out an inspection of the forklift truck
  • List the consequences of taking certain kinds of chances
  • Load and unload safely
  • Refuel/recharge forklifts
  • Handle awkward loads
Course Content – Theoretical Training
  • Operator’s safety code
  • Daily inspection
  • Hydraulic inspection
  • Operating practices
  • Written test
  • Feedback
Practical Training
  • Introduction to the forklift truck
  • Controls and instruments
  • Daily inspection, take over and maintenance
  • starting, stopping and steering
  • Simple corners and manoeuvring
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Weight assessment
  • Handling pallets
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Handling awkward loads
  • Skill tests
Methods of Training

This course is based on classroom methods and practical lessons on forklift trucks