The Health and Safety at work Act (1974) sets out regulations to ensure that employers are providing their staff with ‘adequate information, instruction and training’.
Forklift trucks are extremely valuable and crucial pieces of machinery within the industry. They allow for easy movement and storage of materials and are designed to make certain jobs simpler, and safer. However when used by those who have not been properly trained, this equipment can become very dangerous.
Those coming into contact with fork lift trucks should not only know how to use them, but also be aware of how to check and inspect for faults, to ensure the safety of themselves and others.
At TL Training, we understand how important your safety is. We also know that holding a fork lift truck license is the mark of someone who can drive a fork lift safely, efficiently and in a professional manner. These skills are admirable within the industry.
We offer a wide variety of RTITB training courses, available to those wishing to attend in Ellesmere Port and Cheshire. Our courses have been designed for operators on all types of fork lift trucks. The duration of our courses stated are based on three people attending. Our expert team can also provide one to one training if necessary, which will reduce the number of course learning hours.
Fork Lift Truck Training Courses
The huge range of informative, interactive and jargon free training courses we offer are detailed below:
Counterbalance Truck Training
The most common type of fork lift truck. Available as electric, gas or diesel powered and also available in a three wheeled model which is easily maneuvered around narrow aisles. Counterbalance trucks have forks protruding from the front, allowing the truck to be driven up to the exact location of the load. (Duration: Novice 5 days, Experienced 3 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Reach Truck Training
Specially designed to offer maximum lift height and ‘reach’ out further than its stabilising legs. They are ideal for moving items from shelf to shelf inside a warehouse and are more suited for indoor use rather than outdoor use, as its low under-carriage can cause issues on uneven outdoor surfaces. (Duration: Novice 5 days, Experienced 3 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Pivot Steer (Flexi/Bendi) Training
Multi functional machines due to their articulated mast. This truck resembles a standard fork lift, with the exception of an additional function, allowing it to swing the mast to a 90 degree angle to either side of the truck. (Duration: Novice 37.5 hrs, Experienced 20 hrs, Refresher 7.5 hrs, Conversion 15 hrs).
Pedestrian Pallet Truck Training
POET (Pedestrian Operated Electric Truck) handles pallets at ground level. Typically used in warehouse areas and aisles, as well as loading and unloading docks. (Duration: Novice 2 days, Experienced 1 day, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 1 day).
Very Narrow Aisle Trucks (VNA) Training
Used for stacking loads, stock replenishment and medium to high level order picking. Operated in very narrow and high aisles, normally only steered by the operator when transferring from one stacking aisle to the other. The trucks are then automatically guided by wire, rail or radio guidance. (Duration: Novice 5 days, Experienced 3 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Tow Tractor Training
These trucks are designed essentially to tow single or multiple trailers. They enable large amount of goods to be moved at the same time. Commonly used in transport applications (particularly airports) and the motor and manufacturing industries. (Duration: Novice 1 day, Experienced 1 day, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 1 day).
Rough Terrain & Industrial Telescopic Handler Training
Both designed to reach over any obstacle, making them extremely versatile and able to save space in loading and unloading spaces. Similar to a forklift in appearance, but mostly used in the same way as a crane. The rough terrain telescopic handler is used on farms, building sites, for waste disposal, logging or use in builder’s merchants. The industrial telescopic handler is useful in loading/unloading vehicles and trailers from one side only, therefore saving space. (Duration: Novice 5 days, Experienced 3 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Rough Terrain Masted Lift Truck Training
Widely used for moving material and goods. Used on uneven ground and commonly used within the land based industry. (Duration: Novice 5 days, Experienced 3 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Order Picker Training
Can be used both inside and outside the warehouse. Order pickers are categorised in 3 levels. Low level generally used for loads that can be picked up from ground level at ease and transported directly to a lorry, van, or other loading area. Medium level similar to small reach fork lift truck, but pickers are maneuvered from a cage attached to the fork carriage, and pallets are used to manually handle items on and off the pallet. Can operate in very narrow aisles. High level forks can be raised or lowered to maintain comfortable working height for loading items on the pallet. Training courses are available for each category, completion of high level order picker will enable delegates to operate all 3 categories. (Duration: Novice 5 days, Experienced 3 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Vehicle Mounted Lift Truck Training
Often referred to as the manufacturers name of Moffett. Commonly used outside of the warehouse to unload the contents of the lorry it has been transported with. (Duration: Novice 5 days, Experienced 3 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Side Loader Fork Lift Truck Training
Commonly used for the transportation of difficult loads that cannot be carried by and ordinary counterbalance fork lift. Ideal for moving and stacking long loads and lengths of timbers. (Duration: Novice 5 days, Experienced 3 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Multi Directional Fork Lift Truck Training
Commonly used both inside and outside of the warehouse to move and handle long loads. They are able to travel in any direction without turning the trucks. (Duration: Novice 5 days, Experienced 3 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader Training
Often referred to as a lorry loader, or by the manufacturer name ‘Hiab’. Used to load and unload goods and pallets from the lorry on which it is mounted. (Duration: Novice 3 days, Experienced 2 days, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 2 days).
Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Training
Used both inside and outside of the warehouse when working at height is required by personnel. Allows work to be done in a safe and effective manner. (Duration: Novice 1 day, Experienced 1 day, Refresher 1 day, Conversion 1 day).
Crane Slinger and Signaller
Often referred to as a ‘Rigger Banksman’. Any type of crane operation requires accurate and safe slinging of the load being lifted. (Duration: Novice 2 days, Experienced 1 day).
Overhead Gantry Crane Training
Often referred to as OC. There are 2 types of control. Pendant Control in which the crane in maneuvered by a pendant control attached to the crane, that is held at ground level by the operator. Remote Control is similar to a pendant control system, however the remote control is not attached to the crane, giving the operator more freedom to work from the optimum location. (Duration: Novice 2 days, Experienced 1 day).
RTITB Instructor Training
The course takes place over 10 days and is designed for those more experienced employees who wish to take on the role of fork lift truck instructor in their workplace. Candidates are required to provide evidence of successfully completing the basic operating skills test on a counterbalance or reach truck in the previous 12 months.
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Interested in undertaking one of our fork lift truck training courses in Ellesmere Port? Call us today on 0151 343 0588 to learn more. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.