A Forklift is a relatively simple machine to operate, provided the operator has a thorough understanding of its capabilities. Forklifts are ideal when moving large loads around the job site, but can be very dangerous to both the operator and those working nearby if personnel are not familiar with its limitations (such as maximum height and tipping point). This is why it is imperative that those who use any type of Forklift receive both theoretical and practical training to sharpen their skills and minimize risk.
Who Should Attend
Any person responsible for operating a forklift.
Classroom Topics of Discussion
Approx. 4 hours.
- Legislative Requirements
- Basic Hydraulics
- Pre-operational Check
- Safe Operating and Load Handling Procedures
- Stability, Centre of Gravity and Load Charts
- Pre-Trip Inspection Procedures
- Ramps and Grades
- Shut Down and Parking Procedures
Practical, Hands-on Activities
- Pre-start inspection
- Controls Review
- Clearance Training
- Learning Pivot Points
- Load Handling
- Load selection and security
- Pick-up and placement
- Stacking and de-stacking
- Start up and Shut Down Procedures
Student Book, Test, Operator Training Summary, Certificate of Completion