This course is aimed at those who operate a forklift truck in their workplace as part of their daily duties. On completion the participant will have the knowledge and technical skills to operate a Forklift in a safe and competent manner as prescribed by Irish Health and Safety Legislation.

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.

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

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