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Novice Course

Course Introduction

This course is designed for participants to understand the engineering principles and safe operational practise surrounding forklift trucks.

Course Aims

To enable participants to acquire the skills and knowledge required to operate lift trucks safely and efficient, and to take both theoretical and practical tests. The practical test will take the form of either the JIC recommended test, the NPORS test, or an appropriate test devised to incorporate the operational use of the lift truck within the trainee’s working environment. The practical test will be decided upon prior to the commencement of the course, depending on a site survey or information given by the company requesting training.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Fork Truck, Controls, and Instruments
  • Starting, Moving, Steering, and Stopping the Fork Truck
  • Steering
  • Hydraulic System
  • Pre-Shift Inspection
  • Battery Care and Refuelling Procedures
  • Weight Assessment
  • Handling Unladed and Laden Pallets
  • Driving On and Off Ramps
  • Vehicle Loading and Unloading
  • Fork Truck Stability
  • Operator Safety Code
  • Testing
  • Course Closure

Where subjects may not be covered practicably, they will either be simulated or covered orally, followed by an appropriate theoretical test.

Course Duration

 5-Day Course for 3 Trainees

4-Day Course for 2 Trainees

3-Day Course for 1 Trainee

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