Fork Truck Refresher

This course is designed as an approved Refresher Course for previously Certified Operators. The course covers the key operating elements and safety practices in line with the new Code of Practice 2001. It concludes with an approved Practical Test and Certification.
This course is delivered by RTITB registered Instructors.

It is recommended that a refresher course is taken every 3 years.

Course Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 9:30 - 5:00

Course Location

This course is carried out on the customer site. The following are prerequisites of the course site:

  • Truck in sound mechanical condition (service record required)
  • Area for practical instruction/test (20 x 20 metres)
  • 15 empty and 6 laden pallets
  • A room for theoretical instruction and test

Delegate Prerequisites

Documented evidence of previous training.

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/destacking - 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
    • Individual feedback/results