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Forklift Experienced

fork truck Details This course is suitable for drivers with experience of driving forklifts but who don’t already have an operator’s certificate. 
Duration   2-3 Days (depending on experience)

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. 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. The Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management accredits this course. (IIPMM).

On completion of the course participants will be able to:
  • Operate a forklift truck safely, reducing the risk of injury to operators and pedestrians
  • Use safe operating habits
  • Understand the differences between a forklift truck and a car
  • Load and unload safely
  • Refuel/recharge forklifts safely
  • Handle awkward loads
Course Content
  • Brief summary of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005
  • Introduction to course
  • Introduction to truck
  • Safe operating practices and video
  • Elementary driving
  • Explanation, demonstration and guided practice on the correct procedures to adopt when driving a forklift