SESSION 1. Introduction and Accident Statistics
The first session clearly explains the aim of the training course and the reason why this course is being conducted. It also looks at the main causes of forklift accidents and some of the most common contributory factors.
SESSION 2. Pre-operational and Operational Checks
This session covers in detail the pre-start and operational checks that are required to be done on a forklift. The session covers both the theory and practical aspects of these checks. It also discusses and explains the rated capacity of a forklift. This session concludes by conducting three quick experiential learning exercises. These exercises reinforce the importance of performing thorough pre-operational and operational checks.
SESSION 3. Loads and Load Handling
This session informs the participants about the factors which govern the safe lifting and transporting of loads. It also helps the participants to become aware of specific forklift terminology and recognise the approximate weights of different materials.
SESSION 4. Forklift Procedures
This session informs the participants of the main causes of lateral and longitudinal instability. It also covers in detail, the procedures for picking up a load from a stack, stacking or placing a load, parking and what to do if you discover a fault while checking or operating a forklift.
SESSION 5. Operational Rules
This session involves the participants in a group exercise which determines the reasons why certain forklift rules have been created and established.
SESSION 6. Practical Exercises and Assessment
This session focuses on putting into practice all the forklift procedures and information that the participants have covered during the course. After there has been sufficient practice on the forklift, the participants are tested to determine their level of practical competence.
SESSION 7. The Course Review and Written Questionnaire
This final session involves the participants in a thorough review of the forklift training information. The course concludes with the participants completing a written questionnaire.