Rough Terrain Forklift

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

1 – 3

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

  • Load and unload vehicles.
  • Carry out a pre-start inspection.
  • Load and unload loadout towers.
  • Operate safely under varying site conditions.
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine service.
  • Understand the causes of instability of truck and loads.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Limitations of use
  • Fork truck stability
  • Load weight assessment
  • Introduction to machine
  • Safe Load Indicator (if fitted)
  • Pre-start inspection/maintenance
  • CPCS Theory Test Preparation
  • Travel over undulating ground
  • Loading onto/off loadout towers
  • Hill starts
  • Driving
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Bulk stacking
  • Operator’s safety code
  • Travelling on inclines
  • Controls and instruments
  • Components of lift trucks
  • Introduction to hydraulics
  • Loading/unloading vehicles
  • Handling various types of loads
  • Rated capacity charts

CPCS Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years.
Luddon Construction Ltd Certificate for in-house courses.

Refresher Period
The CPCS Trained Operator Card is not renewable (see follow-on courses below).
Rough Terrain 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.

Recommended Follow-On Courses
CPCS require that a Vocational Qualification (VQ) in Plant Operations (level 2) on Rough Terrain is achieved within 2 years of gaining a CPCS Trained Operator Card. A CPCS Competent Operator Card, for this category, can be applied for upon achievement of the relevant VQ. The CPCS Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years and is renewable.


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