This course is aimed to provide novice truck operators with the practical skills for the safe and efficient operation of a counterbalanced operated forklift truck. On competing the course participants will be able to operate a forklift truck safely; give due care and attention to the load being handled and give due care to personnel and equipment in the vicinity

The training within the Fife College certificated course follows a carefully devised programme to ensure that each stage is presented in a logical sequence. There are both written and practical tests to conclude the course.


The following areas are covered:

  • Health and Safety
  • Controls and Instruments
  • Basic Manoeuvres
  • Lift Truck Stability
  • Hydraulic System and Controls
  • Load Weight Assessment
  • Vehicle Loading and Unloading
  • Working in Racking

Delivered on customer premises 3 people max per course.

A suitable machine, loads and an enclosed area will be required for the sole use of the training.

  • Novice  -  4-5 days
  • Experienced – 2-3 days
  • Refresher – one day 
  • Courses aimed at candidates with previous experience and familiarisation with the operation of the machine.  For Refresher/Experience courses, candidates must provide satisfactory evidence of existing skills and certification.