Forklift Refresher Training Courses

Forklift Refresher Training

Looking for a group booking? Contact us on 01344 830015 to discuss pricing

Forklift Refresher Training Courses

Forklift Refresher Training

Looking for a group booking? Contact us on 01344 830015 to discuss pricing

Our forklift refresher course is aimed at any existing forklift operators who are formally trained to use forklift truck but require a refresh on the existing training. The course will provide an understanding of current legislation, safe use of forklift trucks and best practices. 

Our Forklift Refresher training includes:

  • Practical test
  • Theoretical test
  • Rated capacity & load centres
  • Loading and off loading
  • Operator safety and observation
  • Health & safety at work act 1974
  • Course introduction and induction
  • Driving within simulated working conditions
  • Stacking & de-stacking – load handling skills
  • Pre-Shift checks & test
  • Approved code of practice
  • Defect reporting procedures
  • Provision & use of work equipment regulations 1998.
  • Lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations 1998
  • Lift Truck stability – engineering principles and weight assessment
  • Refuelling and recharging procedures including battery handling

Our Counterbalance course includes:

  • Course induction
  • The need and reasons to training and statutory requirements (HASAWA 1974 etc.)
  • Introduction to equipment/control familiarisation/principles of operation
  • Identification/use/adjustment of attachments in pre-determined positions including forks
  • Recommended mount and dismount
  • Introduction to motive, steering controls and practice
  • Basic steering exercises – simple courses
  • Advanced steering exercises – figure of 8/chicane/90° approaches
  • Battery charging procedures/maintenance
  • Operator safety code and relevant handout
  • Daily pre-use inspections/refuelling procedures
  • Engineering principles/rated capacity/stability
  • Simple hydraulics (theory)
  • Introduction to hydraulic controls, handling empty pallets low level
  • Load types/handling and weight assessment
  • Stacking/de-stacking at low; eye and high level on industrial racking
  • Stacking/de-stacking at low; eye and high level bulk stacks
  • Stacking/de-stacking at low; eye and high level cup post pallets
  • Manoeuvring with loads/ramps and inclines/handling awkward loads
  • Relevant safety film
  • Vehicle loading and unloading (theory)
  • Vehicle loading and unloading (practical)
  • Multi choice theory test
  • Pre-use inspection test
  • Practical skills test

Under the law, specifically PUWER 98, ensuring that your operators are fully trained is your responsibility as an employer. While forklift refresher training itself isn’t technically a legal requirement, under L117 (Approved Code of Practice for Rider-Operator Lift Trucks), it’s recommended that operators receive refresher training every 3 to 5 years.

Though the recommended timescale for refresher training it’s not a regulation in itself, be aware that L117, as with any Approved Code of Practice, has special legal status. L117 provides guidance which, if followed, will ensure that you comply with the law. If you are prosecuted for a Health & Safety breach and it’s proven that you didn’t follow the relevant provisions as specified in L117 (or demonstrate that you complied with the law in another way), you will be found at fault by the court and at risk of potential prosecution, fines or both.

Novice Courses: Ideal for a total beginner using their first forklift truck, and has no previous experience of Materials Handling Equipment.

Experienced Courses: For a forklift truck operator who has an extensive amount of experience; at least 12 months, however holds no current certification and has had no formal training.

Refresher Courses: Suited for the operators who are trained and certified, the refresher course allows them to take a test to renew their licence. Forklift certifications are valid for 3 years.

Conversion Course: Suited for operators who are trained and certified on certain forklifts. The conversion course allows them to expand their forklift licences on other types of trucks.

Our courses take place at our fully equipped training centre in Maidenhead, Berkshire. 

We have a great location for those travelling on the M4/M3/M5 and the centre is also close to Heathrow. 

We also offer our courses at customer premises across the UK. Contact us for more information.

On completion of this forklift training, drivers are fully certified to operate this category of truck. The qualification is nationally recognised and accepted throughout the industry.

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