Course Objectives

By combining practical and theoretical training to develop the trainee’s skill and knowledge of fork lift operations to the Health & Safety Commissions Approved Code of Practice and Supplementary Guidance intended for those requiring training and certification to basic standard.

Intended For

Persons who are involved in the operation of fork lifts in the work place, and have had no formal training.

Written & Practical Tests

Training will take place in company using client’s own properly maintained fork lift truck

Course Content


  • Responsibilities and Health & Safety at Work Operator’s Safety Code
  • Daily inspection of hydraulic systems
  • Operating practices
  • Engineering principles of a fork lift truck’s centre of gravity stability triangle


  • Controls and instruments
  • Daily inspection
  • Stopping, starting, steering and manoeuvring
  • Stacking/restacking
  • Loading lorries/trailers
  • Driving on ramps
  • Handling pallets

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