Designed to teach delegates the operations of both vertical mast and telescopic boom forklifts. The course involves both practical and theory training. They will receive training on the safe working practices applicable to forklift operations and sufficient practical training to ensure the operator is conversant and comfortable with the operating of the machines in a work environment.



·       Principles of a lift truck

·       Operating safety

·       Lifting, lowering and tilting

·       Forklift capacity

·       Forward and side stability

·       Direction change and stopping

·       Traveling on ramps

·       Traveling on uneven ground

·       Crossing rail road tracks

·       Extending & raising boom

·       Working around power lines

·       Working with signals

·       Pre-use inspection

·       Normal shutdown procedures

·       Emergency shutdown procedures

·       Fire extinguisher requirements

·       Controls and instruments

·       Safety rules

·       Refuelling safety

·       Battery safety and charging


This course is aimed at delegates who are employed as forklift operators, supervisors, hse personnel, etc. It would also be beneficial to those who have no previous experience or have experience but require refresher training.


The course is a mixture of theory and practical. All delegates will be expected to complete both a written test paper and successfully demonstrate their level of basic operational skills under test conditions. On successful completion the delegate will be issued Certificate of Competency.


This course is usually delivered at an Energyray Training Centre, but can also be delivered at a client’s base/premises.


Forklift Operator Course Manual.


3 days


Coveralls, Hard hat, Safety boots and Gloves.