Telescopic Material Handler

The Aim of the Course is to:

Provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating the Forklift safely.

The Objectives of the Course are to enable delegates to:

  • Be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and accepted good practice.

  • Carry out a pre-shift inspection.

  • Be able to load and unload vehicles and static racking. Understand the causes of instability of the truck and loads.

  • Have sufficient knowledge and practical skills to successfully complete the NPORS Technical Test.

Who Should Attend The Course?

All personnel required to operate a Forklift Truck.

Course Summary

Candidates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations / exercises, all of which are highlighted by the use of OHP & Videos covering;

  • An Introduction to the Construction

  • Industry

  • Current relevant regulations

  • Introduction to machine Pre – shift inspections Controls and instruments

  • Components and main types of lift trucks

  • Re – fuelling systems

  • Coolant, fuel and lubrication systems

  • Emergency controls

  • Manoeuvring over uneven ground

  • Operators safety code Handling loaded / unloaded pallets and difficult shaped loads Loading and Unloading flat bed lorries and at various heights

  • NPORS Technical Test Theory Element

Course Duration

This depends on the experience and number of candidates, the ratio of candidates / machines per Instructor.

Health & Safety Training / Testing

If the Health & Safety Test is Successfully completed & passed prior to taking the NPORS Assessment this will be added to the operator card.

Testing / Certification

All candidates will complete the Full (Theory & Practical) NPORS Technical Test and on successful completion will be issued with a NPORS Operators Card

Companies who are CITB Levy Payers can claim grants to cover some of the costs of the training.