This course provides delegates with basic knowledge and skills required to safely operate a Counterbalance Forklift.
Upon completion, delegates will receive a Prontoport In House Certificate of Competence. The certification lasts for 36 months (3 years).
Duration: 3 - 5 days for Novices (Depending on delegate numbers) or 1 day for refresher
Delegates must be reasonably fit, both physically and mentally, to safely control and operate lift trucks. With the learning ability and potential to become competent operators; reliable, with a responsible attitude to their work over the minimum school-leaving age (16)
Course Content and key activities
Carry out a pre-shift inspection
Understand responsibilities under Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 & other current relevant legislations
Components and main types of lift truck
Be able to load and unload vehicles and static racking.
Understand the causes of instability of the truck and loads.
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
Introduction to machine
Controls and instruments
Coolant, fuel and lubrication systems
Re – fueling systems
Coolant, refueling and lubrication systems
Operators safety code
Handling loaded / unloaded pallets and difficult shaped loads
Understand the causes of instability of the truck and loads
Driving on / off ramps
Practical test of basic operating skills
Written test of operating knowledge