Industrial Forklift

Course Duration
Days: 1 – 5 (last day for CPCS testing)

Attendees
1 – 3


Course Objectives
By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Carry out a pre-start inspection.
  • Load and unload vehicles.
  • Understand the causes of instability of truck and load.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of battery care (if applicable).
  • Operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and
  • instructions and accepted good practice.


Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Limitations of use
  • Load weight assessment
  • Forklift truck stability
  • Components and main truck types
  • Driving a counterbalance lift truck
  • Refuelling/recharging procedures
  • Rated capacity chart
  • Battery Checks
  • Pre-start inspection/maintenance
  • Emergency controls
  • Operator’s safety code
  • Handling loaded/unloaded pallets
  • Working within a racking system
  • Bulk stacking
  • Vehicle loading/unloading
  • Introduction to hydraulics
  • CPCS Theory Test preparation


Certification
CPCS Red Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years (non renewable).
Luddon Construction Ltd Certificate for in-house courses.

Refresher Period
The CPCS Trained Operator Card is not renewable (see follow-on courses below).
Counterbalance Forklift Refresher Course after 3 years for in-house courses.

Any Other Relevant Information
Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Testing is carried out to CPCS standards by CPCS Approved Testers. CPCS testing consists of passing a Health, Safety and Environment test, then a CPCS Theory Test followed by a CPCS Practical Test. All tests may be monitored by CPCS.

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