Forklift Operation

START:
December 4, 2017
DURATION:
2 days

COURSE AIM:
To provide participants with the knowledge and skill and confidence to operate a Forklift safely reducing
the possibility of injury and accidents to personnel and damage to property.
COURSE CONTENT:
On completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate a competence in the theory and
practice of the following:
 Forklift Operators Responsibilities

 Pre-Start checks
 Forklift accidents

 Pre-operating checks
 Principles Engineering

 General Operating Techniques
 Forklift Stability

 Forklift Manoeuvring
 Safe Working Loads (SWL)

 Staking and De-staking
and will be able to: –
 Be conversant with explosive limits
 Be conversant with toxicity limits
 Store chemicals/handle chemicals correctly
 Understand chemical effects on humans and the environment
COMPETENCY:
Participants are required to pass an assessment of practical skills and a written or verbal examination of
theory.
PRE REQUISITE:
Participants should have not less than 100 hours of forklift experience prior to attending the one-day
training program.
Personnel with less than 100 hours should enrol in the three-day program.
COURSE DURATION:
 A basic course is conducted over five (5) days for participants with less than 100 hours operating
experience.
 For participants with more than 100 hours a three (3) day course is offered.
METHOD OF TRAINING:
Theory and practical sessions followed by a test of theory and a practical assessment.

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