RTITB Fork Lift Truck Operator Course - Experienced (Reach)

£545.00
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Per delegate
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Course Overview

Our RTITB Fork Lift Truck Operator - Experienced (Reach) Course delivers a minimum of 19.5 hours of instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 3 delegates, providing the skills needed to operate the fork lift truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection & recall and explain the causes of truck and load instability. This course is for existing operators with some previous experience of using a counterbalance forklift truck but have not received formal training - the RTITB course complies with the standards set in accordance with the HSE Code of Practice L117.

This course consists of a classroom lecture, DVD presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

Please note that this course can only take place on the client's site.

The RTITB Fork Lift Truck Operator - Experienced (Reach) Course is designed for those with prior experience of forklift truck operation, but have had no previous formal training, who wish to achieve a nationally recognised operator qualification in the safe and correct use of reach forklift.

Since the safe use of forklift trucks require that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, English literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any user.

At the end of the course, delegates will take a short multiple choice test. Please click here for a copy of an RTITB Mock Paper.

Once delegates have passed the theory test, they move onto the practical assessment where they will be tested on their ability to operate correctly and skillfully, but also without undue slowness, hesitancy or excessive speed. There are a number of exercises that must be completed such as stacking and destacking operations, reversing and accelerating.

The cut off for the practical assessment is 40 penalty points, however there are some circumstances where the delegate could be disqualified from completing the test such as violent collisions, operating dangerously, unsafe stacking or incurring more than three 5 point penalties in one area.

Successful delegates will receive a certificate and Photo ID card accredited by RTITB which will be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of the course.

  • Introduction to lift truck
  • Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Handling pallets, containers and bulk packs
  • Driving on/off ramps and inclines
  • Principles of operating on rough terrain
  • Loading/unloading and stacking/destacking
  • Negotiating inclines, truck stability
  • Controls and Instruments
  • Stability and Pre-use inspection
  • Operator's safety code

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