Fork Truck Existing

This course is designed as an approved Certification Course for Experienced Truck Operators who are not previously certified. The course covers all the key operating elements and safety practices in line with the new Code of Practice 2001. It concludes with Theoretical/Practical Assessment and Certification.

The course is delivered by RTITB Instructors.

Course Duration

  • 2  Days
  • 9:30 - 5:00

Course Location

This course is carried out on the customer site. The following are prerequisites of the course site:

  • Truck in sound mechanical condition (service record required)
  • Area for practical instruction/test (20 x 20 metres)
  • 25 empty and 6 laden pallets
  • A room for theoretical instruction and test

Delegate Prerequisites

A minimum of six months' driving experience.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the course
    • Course structure – Instruction/assessment detail
    • Standards and requirements
  • Theoretical instruction
    • Code of Practice 2002 - Operator responsibilities
    • Operators' safety code
    • Causes/prevention of accidents
    • Fork truck capacity/stability
  • Practical Instruction
    • Controls and safety features
    • Daily inspection and preventive maintenance
    • Steering/turning/reversing
    • Manoeuvering in confined areas
    • The hydraulic system
    • Pallet pick and place procedure
    • Stacking/destacking - racking – all levels
    • Battery care and charging procedure
    • Vehicle loading and unloading procedure
    • Safe parking
  • Supervised trainee practice
    • Trainee practice
    • Corrective instruction
  • Competence testing
    • Practical
    • Theory
  • Summary
    • Individual feedback/results