Forklift Truck

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who is required to use a Forklift Truck in their daily working duties.

Course Aims & Objectives

The purpose of this course is to give delegates the skills required to safely operate a Forklift Truck. It covers the Law and manual checks to ensure safety.

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of how to successfully control and manoeuvre the vehicle
  • Be able to inspect the vehicle to ensure safe use
  • Understand all of the regulations required to ensure safety in the workplace

Course Outline

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Features and Safety Equipment
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Correct Use of Controls
  • Operating the Forklift (starting, moving, stopping and steering)
  • Weight Assessment and Truck Stability
  • Theory and Practical Testing


On completion of the course and successfully passing the theory and practical test, the delegates are awarded a certificate which complies with the recommendations of the Health and Safety commission approved code of practice. It is recommended that this course is refreshed every 3 years.


1 Day – Refresher or Conversion
2 Days – Experienced delegate with no current certificate
3-5 Days – Novice


We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 3 delegates per day.

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