Fork Truck Conversion

This course is designed as an approved Conversion Course for existing certified operators who require certification for a different truck. The course covers the key operating elements and safety practices in line with the new Code of Practice 2001. It concludes with Practical/Theoretical Assessment and Certification.

This course is delivered by RTITB registered Instructors.

Course Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 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
  • 15 empty and 6 laden pallets

Delegate Prerequisites

Each delegate must provide documented proof of his/her current certification.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the course
    • Course structure – Instruction/assessment detail
    • Standard 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 and corrective instruction
  • Competence testing
    • Practical and theory
  • Summary
    • Individual feedback/results