Fork Truck Certification Course

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 together with the Code of Practice 2001 requires that all individuals who operate any type of  fork truck must complete and pass a certified course. Companies are also  required to provide training for all employees who operate a fork truck.

This approved certification course fulfils all  legal and insurance requirements. It is relevant for experienced operators who are not previously certified or certified operators whose licence has expired.

All instructors are RTITB registered and the course fulfils all Health and Safety Authority (HSA) requirements. 

Course Duration

  • 2  Days

Number of Trainees

    RATIO:   1 Instructor, 4 Trainees, 1 Truck

COURSES - Public Courses or In-Company Courses

PUBLIC COURSES:  Courses are held monthly in our Warehouse Facility.


Click here for Course Dates.


IN-COMPANY TRAINING:   Please contact us to arrange a course.

T: 091 528777


requirements - In-company Courses

The following are required for all on site courses:

  • Truck charged and in sound mechanical condition
  • Area for practical instruction/test
  • 15 empty and 6 laden pallets
  • A room for theoretical instruction and test

Course Content

  • Introduction to the course
    • Course structure Instruction/assessment detail
    • Standards and requirements
  • Theoretical instruction
    • Code of Practice 2002 - Operator responsibilities
    • Operators' safety code
    • Causes/prevention of accidents
    • Fork truck capacity/stability
  • Practical Instruction
    • Controls and safety features
    • Daily inspection and preventive maintenance
    • Steering/turning/reversing
    • Manoeuvering in confined areas
    • The hydraulic system
    • Pallet pick and place procedure
    • Stacking/de-stacking - racking all levels
    • Battery care and charging procedure
    • Vehicle loading and unloading procedure
    • Safe parking
  • Supervised trainee practice
    • Trainee practice
    • Corrective instruction
  • Competence testing
    • Practical
    • Theory
  • Summary
    • Individual feedback/results