Counterbalance fork lift truck

Duration: 5 day full novice training, 1 day refresher training


Forklift driver training courses are designed to cover all customer requirements. Our trainers bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, the course is delivered to meet industry standard. Courses can be tailored to the needs of both novices and experienced operators. In every case, it involves classroom and practical sessions covering hazards, risk and general safety in addition to current legislation Our courses are done at your site, using your equipment. Get staff trained in order to be compliant with UK law, which states all operators and supervisors ‘must have adequate training. lift-truck operators are trained to the standards outlined in the L117 ACOP

Who should attend?

This practical training course is designed for prospective reach truck operators. The training & achievement test fully complies with the approved code of practice for training lift truck operators. Any individual who wishes to achieve a high standard of lift truck training and gain a Certificate of Competence

What you will learn

➢ Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a forklift operator

➢ Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used and other relevant sources of information

➢ Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions

➢ Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

➢ Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements

➢ Safely mount and dismount the machine

➢ Start and stop the engine/motor and safely move the machine off and stop it safely

➢ Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, over inclines, in open and confined areas

➢ Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

➢ Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks

➢ Carry out lifting and load handling tasks

➢ Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations

➢ Load and unload external transport safely

➢ Fit, adjust and or remove attachments

➢ Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

➢ Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

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Trainer profile

Our trainers and testers have a wealth of industry experience to meet any specific needs of our clients, all trainers have the accreditation needed to meet the requirement of delegates across the Plant and equipment training categories.

Delivery method

Training and testing can be carried out on your site or ours. Our delivery will be a mix of theory and practical exercises to suit the course criteria set and delegates needs.

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What our training customers say

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We look forward to working with you again for future projects.”

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“The service you have provided to us has been excellent. Smiths skips have been extremely professional, the drivers are very polite and have helped us out of a few tight spots which has enabled our very tight schedule to finish on time. Overall, the service has been brilliant and we have no hesitation in using your company on further projects around the country.”

JC Construction, Cardiff

“We have been working with you for many years now & wouldn’t even consider looking elsewhere after the amazing job that Adam & the team did again this year at USK Show. Our showground looked spotless all day & this is down to your hard work. Thank you for you continued support.”