Forklift Truck Driver Training

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Forklift truck driver training

Forklift truck operators must first be trained to use the specific type of truck that they will be driving on-site. They must also hold a valid certification, as stated by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. At Selkirk Mechanical Handling, we are able to provide forklift truck driver training at our Hull based training centre or at your site. All our forklift courses are accredited by the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR) and Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB) who are recognised as accrediting bodies by the Health and Safety Commission. All our courses comply with the standards laid down in the Health and Safety Commissions Approved Code of Practice.
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Novice forklift truck operator

Designed for: Candidates who have no previous experience with operating fork lift trucks
Objectives: On completing the course, the trainee will be expected to have attained a level of operating skill which will comply with the standard laid down by the Forum 2000, in accordance with the HSE Code of Practice L117.

Course contents:
  • Health and safety at Work Act 1974
  • P.U.W.E.R 98 (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs, 98)
  • Operations code
  • Principals of lifting
  • Battery care
  • Stability factors
  • Principals of the fork truck
  • Steering operations (forward and reverse) and (confined areas)
  • Picking up, setting down, transporting pallets and loads
  • Stacking and de-stacking loads at various heights
  • Daily maintenance checks
  • Written and practical tests
Duration: 5 days
Note: Trainee to instructor ratio: maximum 3:1-1
Location: At our training centre or company premises

Forklift truck operator

Designed for: Candidates who have operated fork trucks in the past, but have received formal training
Objectives: On completion, the trainee will be expected to have attained a level of operating skill which will comply with the standard laid down by the Forum 2000, in accordance with the HSE Code of Practice L117.

Course contents:
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • P.U.W.E.R 98 (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs, 98)
  • Operations code
  • Principals of fitting
  • Battery care and testing
  • Stability factors
  • Principals of the fork truck
  • Steering operations (forward and reverse) and (confined areas)
  • Picking up, setting down, transporting pallets and loads
  • Stacking and de-stacking loads at various heights
  • Daily maintenance checks
  • Written and practical tests
Duration: 3 days
Note: Trainee to instructor ratio: maximum 3:1-1
Location: At our training centre or company premises

Refresher training for forklift operator (retest)

Designed for: Candidates who have obtained a certificate of basic training, but require retraining and retesting
Objectives: On completion, the trainee will be expected to have attained a level of operating skill which will comply with the standard laid down by the Forum 2000, in accordance with the HSE Code of Practice L117.
Course contents:
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • P.U.W.E.R 98 (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs, 98)
  • Operators’ code
  • Principals of fitting
  • Battery care
  • Stability factors
  • Principals of the fork truck
  • Steering operations (forward and reverse) and (confined areas)
  • Picking up, setting down, transporting pallets and loads
  • Stacking and de-stacking loads at various heights
  • Written and practical tests
Duration: 1 day
Note: Trainee to instructor ratio: maximum 3:1-1
Location: At our training centre or company premises

ITSSAR/RTITB instructor training

Designed for: Experienced and qualified fork lift truck operators and instructors. Applicants must have qualified and obtained a certification within the last 12 months.
Objectives: On completion, the successful candidate will be fully qualified to teach and train on all industrial counterbalance and reach trucks.
Course contents: Will be of ITSSAR or RTITB standard and successful candidates will be fully certified to teach and train on Forklift trucks. All original documentation supplied by examining body and HSE.

Duration: 3 and 5 days for re-qualification or re-certification.
10 to 12 days for the full-instruction training course.
Note: Trainee to instructor ratio maximum 6:1-1

Location: All training carried out at the training centre and testing by ITSSAR or RTITB examiners.
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