Forklift Operator


The aim of the course is to ensure that operators become competent in the safe use of Forklifts by gaining the required knowledge and skills.

Course Outline

  • Legislation & Code of Practice
  • Safety responsibilities of an operator
  • Pre-shift inspection forklift stability
  • Battery care / refuelling for battery /diesel, gas powered lift trucks
  • Safe operation of a forklift truck:
  • Load handling racking systems
  • Irregular loads
  • Vehicle loading
  • Weight assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the different types of forklift
  • Understand the hazards of forklift use
  • Demonstrate appropriate pre-use checks on a forklift and complete a checklist
  • Maneuverer a forklift safely – raising, lowering loads and traversing appropriately.

Additional Information

This course can be delivered at a client company venue if required.

Who Should Attend

This course is required for those who operate Forklifts in the course of their work.

Certification & Assessment

Delegates who successfully complete the course will receive a Holland Certificate in Forklift Operation. which is valid for 3 years.

To be successful delegates must pass

  • Written Assessment (50%)
  • Practical Assessment (50%)
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