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FLT Novice

This course enables successful delegates to use a counterbalance forklift truck up to a 5000kg lifting capacity anywhere in the UK. The Counterbalance Forklift is the most common forklift used in today’s industry. The aim of this course:

- Improved safety culture and staff morale
- Reduced risk of accidents and incidents
- Reduced risks of claims and prosecutions
- The safe operation of a fork lift truck in areas including factories, stores, warehouses, goods yards and heavy haulage depots

Course Duration: 5 Days


This course ensures that delegates gain sufficient understanding of current legislation and learn skills which will ensure safe use of the fork lift truck. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the lift truck to be used
  • Weight assessment
  • Controls and instruments
  • Handling laden and unladen pallets
  • Starting, moving and stopping the truck
  • Driving on/off ramps and inclines
  • Steering the truck
  • Road vehicle loading and unloading
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Stacking/de-stacking
  • Pre-use inspection & takeover maintenance –free standing & in racking
  • Course review and evaluation
This course is designed for candidates with no prior experience of forklift truck operation
You will complete a multiple choice question assessment, written paper and a practical based assessment throughout the duration of the course. Once you have passed the assessments, you will be issued with an RTITB certificate with a photo ID card. These are currently valid for 3 years.

Trainee Requirements:

Suitable footwear and PPE is required to complete this course. 

No formal qualifications is necessary


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