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Forklift Driver Training

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER 1998) state that an employer has an obligation to ensure that all operators who use work equipment are trained to approved standards and that their supervisors are also adequately trained.

Training, followed by regular monitoring of performance of your operators, is by far the best way to promote safer use of mechanical handling equipment. (For more information, see the Health and Safety Executive website: www.hse.gov.uk)

IVS offer a range of courses covering all aspects of forklift operations. Our fully qualified instructors run courses covering all skill levels from novice to experienced operators. IVS can offer training on site on counterbalance,sideloader, reach and pallet trucks.

Novice Course

This course is designed for the forklift operator who has no or very little practical experience and has no formal training and does not hold a licence.

 

Course Structure

 

Operator safety code.

 

Day One

 

  • Introduction

  • Theory lesson including Health & Safety, employers & employee's liabilities

  • Introduction to lift trucks.

  • Safety video

  • Elementary driving

  • Battery care and refuelling

 

Day Two

 

  • Daily inspection pre-use check

  • Continue practical elementary driving

  • Safe working loads and assessment

  • Lift truck stability.

  • Hydraulic systems.

  • Correct operating procedures

 

Day Three

 

  • Continue practical training

  • Handling laden and unladen pallets.

 

Day Four

 

  • Continue practical training

  • Review and pre-testing

 

Day Five

  • Practical test

  • Theory test

  • Course summary

 

On completion of the training course the trainee will be able to:

 

  • Carry out a Daily inspection pre-use check and understand the importance of such checks.

  • Operate the forklift truck within the safety limits defined by the manufacturer

  • Stack and de-stack from various heights with various loads

  • Safely manoeuvre a laden forklift truck in a narrow confined area.

 

Maximum number of trainees per course = 3. A duration of five days is needed for this course depending on number of trainees per course.

Experienced Course

This course is designed for the forklift operator who has had extensive practical experience, but has had no formal training and does not hold a licence.

 

Course Structure

 

Day One

 

  • Introduction

  • Theory lesson including Health & Safety, employers & employee's liabilities

  • Safety video

  • Daily inspection pre-use check

  • Safe operating practices

  • Practical training

 

Day Two

 

  • Correct operating procedures

  • Continue practical training

  • Theory test

 

Day 3

 

  • Continue practical training

  • Practical Test

  • Course summary

 

On completion of the training course the trainee will be able to:

 

  • Carry out a Daily inspection pre-use check and understand the importance of such checks.

 

  • Operate the forklift truck within the safety limits defined by the manufacturer.

 

  • Stack and de-stack from various heights with various loads

 

  • Safely manoeuvre a laden forklift truck in a narrow confined area.

 

 

 

Maximum number of trainees per course = 3. A duration of three days is needed for this course depending on number of trainees per course.

Refresher Course

This course is designed to give the trained and certificated forklift operator whose licence is due for renewal a one day refresher course and test to renew his/her licence.

 

Course Structure

 

Day One

 

  • Introduction

 

  • Theory lesson including Health & Safety, employers & employee's liabilities

 

  • Safety video

 

  • Daily inspection pre-use check

 

  • Safe operating practices

 

  • Theory test

 

  • Practical skills test.

 

On completion of the forklift training course the trainee will be able to:

 

  • Carry out a daily inspection pre-use check and understand the importance of such checks.

 

  • Operate the forklift truck within the safety limits defined by the manufacturer.

 

  • Stack and de-stack from various heights with various loads safely

 

  • Manoeuvre a laden forklift truck in a narrow confined area.

 

 

 

Maximum number of trainees per course = 3. A duration of One day is needed for this course.