Forklift Truck Training - 2 Days Training

A fork lift truck, also known as a forklift and other names, is a powered industrial truck was introduced in the early 20th Century. It’s main purpose is for material handling within facilities or compounds, especially the capability to lift loads to be positioned at height as well as to lower them as needed. Fitted with specific attachments, the fork lift truck also is used to perform other related functions such as the transfer loads from slip sheets onto pallets, as well as to clamp them or to invert them.

A forklift carrying a load is often three times heavier than an automobile, and has the potential to cause serious damage or injury if not operated properly. In fact, accidents involving lift trucks are one of the most commonly experienced categories of accidents in industry.

As an employer in a warehouse, construction site or road transport environment, you should already be aware of your statutory obligation to make sure your powered industrial truck drivers have received forklift training. But are you aware of the full wages of sin if you do not provide forklift operator training? Without even considering the human costs, the financial consequences of an accident involving a forklift arising from inadequate training for forklift operation can include:

  • Damage to expensive industrial equipment
  • Costs to replace merchandise being transported
  • Damage to buildings and facilities, shelving, other vehicles, ramps, propane systems, electrical systems
  • Tripling or quadrupling of insurance premiums

The cost of an industrial forklift accident can run into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of Shillings.

Legacy Logistics Associates (LLA) is a consultant and training organization with a team of consultants with wide range experience of over 20 years in training of forklift operators. We offer flexible training arrangements to our clients at affordable rate in efficient and effective manner that meets their necessary requirements and will not disrupt their production schedules. We are committed to provide realistic recommendations and pragmatic solutions through the use of industry best practices for maximum benefit.

Course Content

General Principle of Safe Operation

  • Explains operator personal responsibility for safety
  • Provides safety guidelines for forklift operations
  • Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions
  • Controls and instrumentation – where they are located, what they do, and how they work
  • Steering and maneuvering
  • Visibility (including restrictions due to loading).
  • Vehicle stability
  • Inspection and maintenance

Lift Truck Classifications and Power Sources

  • Class I: Electric motor rider trucks
  • Class II: Electric motor narrow aisle trucks
  • Class III: Electric motor hand trucks or hand/rider trucks
  • Class IV: Internal combustion engine trucks (Solid/Cushion Tires)
  • Class V: Internal combustion engine trucks (Pneumatic Tires)
  • Class VI: Electric and Internal combustion engine tractors
  • Class VII: Rough terrain forklift trucks

The Hazards of the Workplace

  • Surface conditions where the vehicle will be operated
  • Composition of loads to be carried and load stability
  • Load manipulation, stacking, and un-stacking
  • Pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operated
  • Narrow aisles and other restricted places where the vehicle will be operated
  • Ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle’s stability
  • Other unique or potentially hazardous environmental conditions in the workplace that could affect safe operation.

Walk round the Forklift/Practical Training

The practical evaluation will take place in the workplace, using lift trucks at the site.

Learning Objective

This course will help operators make better, more informed decisions in every aspect of forklift truck operation, gain knowledge and conscientious attitude, inculcate maintenance habit, informed of safety awareness and increased productivity.

Who is to benefit

  • Forklift Operators
  • Forklift Supervisors/mechanics
  • New Forklift Operators