ASL Safety & Training

Course Outlines -

Course Outlines -

Forklift Counterbalance Novice Training

Operating a forklift truck is a specialized skill. Many accidents are caused by untrained drivers operating trucks in ignorance of the special conditions that apply to forklifts. This course is designed for beginners with little or no experience who receive a certificate of qualification at the end of the course, provided they achieve the required standard in the theoretical and practical tests.

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Operate a forklift truck safely, reducing the risk of injury to operators and pedestrians
  • Use safe operating habits
  • Explain the differences between a forklift truck and a car
  • Explain the consequences of taking certain kinds of chances
  • Load and unload safely
  • Refuel/recharge forklift trucks safely
  • Handle awkward loads

Theoretical Training:

  • Operator`s safety code
  • Daily inspection
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Operating practices
  • Written test
  • Feedback

Practical Training:

  • Introduction to the Fork Lift Truck
  • Controls and instruments
  • Daily inspection, take-over and maintenance
  • Starting, stopping and steering
  • Simple corners and maneuvering
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Weight assessment
  • Handling pallets
  • maneuvering in confined spaces
  • Handling awkward loads
  • Skill tests

Who should attend?
New drivers or drivers with little experience and no certification

Pre-course Requirements

Assessment/ Certification

Participants complete a theoretical and practical exam.
On successful completion of the exam participants are awarded a Forklift Operators Beginner Certificate/registered with RTITB via the NORS Database

**Certificates are valid for three years and must be refreshed before that time is up**