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cbpractical40 pages
Figure of eight carrying a load
Prior to reversing from the stacking position
Lower forks to the traveling position
Tight 90 degree turn into a stacking position unladen
Practical training section for forklift operators
Tight 90 degree turn into atcking position- laden
Engage the forks in the travel position
Practical training section for novice forklift operators x
              
preshift12 pages
Pre shift checks training for forklift operators
Forklift Preshift Checks. Check the fork heels for cracks
Check the tips of the forks for damage and bending
Check forklift, fork retaining pins for operation
Check fork carriage for damage and wear
Check load backrest extension
Examine all visible parts of the lift chains
Check all hydraulic hoses for wear and damage
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Check the mast and rollers
Check wheels, wheel nuts and tyres
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instructor
                   
theory26 pages
Course on practical and classroom instructional techniques
The qualities needed by a forklift instructor
Classroom teaching. Preparation of training course
Classroom teaching. The purpose behind it
Using notes and confidence cards
Gathering the material for the classroom session
How to arrange your material properly
Organising the classroom material. Shape and pattern
How to prepare and make confidence cards
Worked example of an instructor's confidence card
Questions and question technique
Adjusting the length of the lesson
A reminder of the salient points of classroom teaching
How to use confidence cards as memory aids
Opening the classroom teaching session
Different types of classroom lesson opening
Rules for closing the classroom session
Types of close. Ways to end the classroom session
The central theme. Getting trainees to listen
Keeping the audience/trainees listening
Choosing the correct visual aids for training
Establishing authority with trainees
The correct use of visual aids in the classroom
Having courtesy for the classroom audience
How to avoid loosing confidence. Classroom session
Addressing the needs of the trainees or audience
                   
practical15 pages
Practical forklift instructor training lessons
Practical forklift training: lesson preparation
Producing effective lesson plans for practical teaching
Lesson plans: Aim/Objective/Introduction
Explanation given by instructor to trainees
Confirmation that main points of lesson are understood
Positioning the trainees prior to the demonstration
The demonstration by the instructor
Trainee practice - first time through
Trainee practice - second and subsequent times
Lesson confirmation after trainee practice
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Linking forward to the next lesson
Instructor's responsibility for trainee safety
List of instructor's safety responsibilities
              
pallet22 pages
Complete training course for operators of pallet trucks.
Health and safety legislation. Employer's duties
Employees duties under health and safety legislation
Pre shift checks and battery charging of pallet trucks
Check the battery and top up wearing appropriate PPE
Check for debris, shrink wrapping etc around pallet fingers and wheels
Check that pallet fingers raise and lower fully
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Check horn and any instruments fitted
Basic steering exercise. Steering around a drum or cone.
Basic steering exercise. Steering around two drums
Basic steering exercise. Steering around two drums, Laden
Turning into position prior to entering load
Driving into the load. Precautions involved
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The operator should walk in confined spaces
Ride on the truck when operating in an open space
The operator should walk on the outside of the truck
Keep on the outside of the turn where possible
Have the load leading when negotiating inclines
Unladen trucks should have fingers pointing down slope
Using pallet trucks on loading bays.
                   
test16 pages
Practical operating test for pallet truck operators
Practical operating test for pallet truck operators
Pallet and pallet stacker truck open questions 1 to 5
Pre use inspection test for pallet truck operators
Plan of test course for non stacking pallet trucks
Pallet and pallet stacker truck open questions 6 to 10
Operator's pallet truck pre-shift check sheet
Pallet and pallet stacker truck open questions 11 to 15
Pallet and pallet stacker truck safety questions number 1 to 5
Pallet and pallet stacker truck safety questions number 6 to 10
Pallet and pallet stacker truck safety questions number 11 to 15
Pallet and pallet stacker truck safety questions number 16 to 20
Pallet and pallet stacker truck operational questions number 1 to 5
Pallet and pallet stacker truck operational questions number 6 to 10
Pallet and pallet stacker truck operational questions number 11 to 17
Reach pallet truck questions, open and multiple choice
                        
pics1 page
paller-stacker-test-aba.pdf
              
sideloader21 pages
Complete sideloader training course
Sideloader basic steering and controls
Sideloader safe stacking sequence
Sideloader practical operator's test
Sideloader steering and basic manoeuvring
Stacking with a sideloader - steps 1 and 2
Sideloader practical test - step 1
Sideloader steering reverse around corner
Stacking with a sideloader - steps 3 and 4
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Sideloader manoeuvring close to stacking position
Stacking with a sideloader - steps 5 and 6
Sideloader practical test - step 3
Stacking with a sideloader - steps 7 and 8
Sideloader practical test step 4
De-stacking with a sideloader steps 1 and 2
De-stacking with a sideloader - steps 3 and 4
De-stacking with a sideloader - steps 5 and 6
De-stacking with a sideloader - steps 7 and 8
Retract mast on sideloader before moving
Rules for operating with stabilising jacks
              
telehandler19 pages
Telescopic Materials Handler training course x
Introduction to the telehandler driving controls
Steering the telehandler in two wheel steer mode
Steering the telehandler in four wheel mode
Steering the telehandler in crab steer mode
Using the telehandler hydraulic controls
Telehandler safety and warning devices
Isolating the machine during use of hydraulic controls
Correct telehandler stacking sequence
Once stopped, reduce tilt to a minimum amount
Carefully raise load to required height
Remove the tilt until the forks are level
Lower the load onto the stack
Carefully withdraw forks from the load
Look behind and use mirrors before reversing
Reverse out of stack and engage travel position
Correct procedure for de-stacking with a telehandler
Practical test for telehandler operators
Details of practical test for telehandler operators
         
forklifttest27 pages
Forklift operator's test. All the details, (2017)
Practical test for forklift operators. (2017) Complete sequence
Forklift operator written test. Full details here
Forklift theory test. Open questions 1 to 6.
Pre shift checks required by the 2017 forklift operator test
Dimensions of the practical forklift operator test course
Dimensions of the alternative practical forklift test course
Details of the new marking sheet, (2017) Forklift test
Testing of pallet truck and pallet stacker operators. 2019
Practical test for fork lift truck operators-step two
Penalty point system for marking the forklift operator's test
Forklift written test. Take an operator's test here
Forklift theory test. Open questions 7 to 12.
Practical test for fork lift truck operators-step three
Forklift theory test. Open questions 13 to 19.
Practical test for fork lift truck operators-step four
Forklift theory test. Open questions 20 to 26. All languages
Practical test for fork lift truck operators-step five
Forklift theory test. safety questions 1 to 6. All languages
Practical test for fork lift truck operators-step six
Forklift theory test. safety questions 7 to 12. All languages
Practical test for fork lift truck operators-step seven
Forklift theory test. safety questions 13 to 17. All languages
Forklift theory test. Operational questions 1 to 6. All languages
Multiple choice operational questions 7 - 12
Forklift theory test. Operational questions 13 to 17. All languages
Forklift theory test. Operational questions 18 to 21. All languages
              
polish12 pages
Forklift theory test. Polish language. All questions and answers
Forklift theory test. Polish language. open questions 1 to 6.
Forklift theory test. Polish language. open questions 7 to 12.
Forklift theory test. Polish language.open questions 13 to 19.
Forklift theory test. Polish language. Open questions 20 to 26.
Forklift theory test. Polish language. Operational questions 1 to 6.
Forklift theory test. Polish language. Safety questions 1 to 6.
Forklift theory test. Polish language. Operational questions 7 to 12.
Forklift theory test. Polish language. Safety questions 7 to 12.
Forklift theory test. Polish language. Operational questions 13 to 17.
Forklift theory test. Polish language. Safety questions 13 to 17.
Forklift theory test. Polish language. Operational questions 18 to 21.
              
pallet16 pages
Testing of pallet truck and pallet stacker operators. 2019
Pallet and pallet stacker truck open questions 1 to 5
Operator's pallet truck pre-shift check sheet
Practical operating test for pallet truck operators
Pallet and pallet stacker truck open questions 6 to 10
Operator's pallet truck pre-shift check sheet
Practical operating test for stacking pallet truck operators
Pallet and pallet stacker truck open questions 11 to 15
Pallet and pallet stacker truck safety questions number 1 to 5
Pallet and pallet stacker truck safety questions number 6 to 10
Pallet and pallet stacker truck safety questions number 11 to 15
Pallet and pallet stacker truck safety questions number 16 to 20
Pallet and pallet stacker truck operational questions number 1 to 5
Pallet and pallet stacker truck open questions 6 to 10
Pallet and pallet stacker truck open questions 11 to 17
Reach pallet truck questions, open and multiple choice
              
open-questions27 pages
Forklift Operator Training Open Questions
Name four main safety checks you would make before loading or unloading a flatbed or curtainsider lorry.
Give four reasons why it is important to carry loads up to the heel of the forks
Give 4 reasons why a lift truck can tip over sideways (lateral instability)
A truck's rated capacity is 1800kg at 500mm load centre (LC)
Give four examples of places where you should not park an industrial lift truck
Name four different types of ground surfaces or conditions a lift truck operator could encounter
Name two effects that ground conditions can have on a lift truck.
Precautions needed when a forklift truck is used on rough ground
Give four examples which could cause a forklift to tip over forwards
Which three items of information must be printed on a forklift rating plate?
Name four checks you must make to a load before picking it up.
List eight components that must be checked on a lift truck pre-use inspection.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 gives four responsibilities/duties of operators and employees. What are they?
Give two reasons why it is advisable to stop just a short distance from the stack.
Name four precautions you must take while refueling or recharging a lift truck.
If you had to park a lift truck on an incline, name four precautions you should take
Why must you never drive or operate an industrial lift truck across an incline?
Name eight precautions you must take if a manned platform is to be fitted to a lift truck
Two reasons load should be against lorry headboard
You have a lift truck fitted with a side shift. State four hazards this can present
Name four precautions you should take as you approach and negotiate blind corners.
Name two reasons why the parking brake and neutral must be applied when using any hydraulic controls
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When refueling an LPG powered lift truck state four safety precautions that must be taken
When refueling a diesel powered lift truck state four safety precautions that must be taken
State the recommended operational procedure for stacking a laden pallet in an industrial racking system with a reach truck
              
opicker5 pages
Medium and high level order picker test (ABA categories E1 and E2)
Order Picker, (E1 and E2), practical operator's test
Order picker operator's written test 25 questions
Order Pickers, (E1 and E2), pre use checks test details
Setting up the test course for testing order picker operators
         
forkliftlegislation27 pages
Forklift operator medicals. HSE Recommendations
Forklift Legislation that applies in the United Kingdom
Approved Code of Practice for forklift operator training
Foreign forklift licences. The position in the UK
Health and Safety at Work Act (1974). Description of legislation
PUWER. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
The 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act - The myths!
Approved Code of Practice - Forklift Supervisor training
Penalties for Health and Safety Offences
Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 now includes imprisonment
Forklift Licence myth. There is no such thing as a forklift licence
Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
Forklift seatbelts Fitting and use on forklift trucks
Forklifts on the road. Rules and regulations
Forklift Lighting requirements for road use in the UK
Use of controlled oil - Red diesel and forklift hire
LOLER. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
RIDDOR. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013
Thorough Inspections/examinations for fork lift trucks
Employees rights to health and safety under UK law
You can get many HSE books free of charge
Risk assessments for forklifts fitted with seatbelts
Road registration for forklift trucks. The legal position
Distances of more than 1000 yds on the road
Distances of less that 1000 yds on the road
Road Registration forklifts. The legal position
Driver licensing information. Forklift trucks on the road
         
forkliftaccidents15 pages
Forklift accidents, court cases and prosecutions
Man loses arm in burst pneumatic tyre accident
Load falling from telehandler kills worker
Building company fined after worker struck by telehandler
Teenager killed in forklift accident in October 2020
Company fined £520,000 after forklift accident
Man killed in manual pallet truck accident
Worker trapped under forklift for an hour loses leg
Company fined £800,000 after forklift truck accident
Waste management and packaging company fined after worker was injured
Company fined after worker suffers injuries in fall from height
Fedex employee struck by fork lift. Company fined over half a million
Director sentenced after repeat offences with telehandler
Man killed by falling forklift truck. Company fined
Poorly stacked FIBC falls on to forklift operator
         
hsenews19 pages
Updates to Health and Safety Legislation (UK)
Download a free ebook about corona virus
Watch out for this scam email apparently from HSE
rtitb clarifies hse guidance on forklift training and covid 19
First aid at work advice during covid from HSE
Forklift truck thorough examinations: whose resposnibility?
HSE Covid statement january 2021: (lift truck training)
HSE releases annual injury and ill health statistics for 2019-2020
The new official hse health and safety app. guidance at your fingertips
Workplace fatality figures released for 2019 - 2020
Coronavirus: CILT and FTA launch working Good Practice Guide
Social distancing made easy with Linde's truck call app
AITT guidance: Safe MHE training methods during covid-19 outbreak
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COVID-19 –HSE Guidance on training for rider-operated lift trucks
HSE clarifies loler position on hand pallet trucks
Health and Safety event with HSE involvement
Talent in Logistics announces “Develop Conference” for Trainers
HSE Releases annual injury and ill health statistics for 2018 - 2019
         
forklifttechnical25 pages
Forklifts engines|forklift Batteries|forklift stability|hydraulics, electrics
Forklift masts, carriage, forks and cylinders
Explanation of forklift truck stability and testing
Forklift Lifting Capacity. Load centre and capacity calculations
AC Electronic control systems for forklift trucks
Forklift truck traction control systems - thyristor control
Fork lift truck batteries. Safety precautions
Fork lift Internal Combustion engines
Liquified Petroleum Gas Properties and hazards
Fork lift truck hydraulic systems. Hydraulic hoses
Forklift truck attachments. Sideshift and paper roll clamp
Forklift stability explained|Longitudinal stability
Fork lift truck Lateral stability - Sideways tipover
Standards applying to forklift forks and carriage
Forklift masts critical dimensions/clearances
Operation of the forklift mast lift cylinder
Fork lift stability testing - Longitudinal
Forklift Stability Triangle|Lateral stability triangle. Testing
AC drive motor for forklift trucks
Precautions to be observed when handling L.P. Gas
Fork lift truck hydraulic systems - tanks and pumps
Forklift truck attachments. Box clamps and fork rotators
Lowered traction battery on AC systems
Fork lift truck hydraulic systems - circuit and valves
Forklift truck attachments. Push pull attachments and carpet booms
              
toyota8 pages
Toyota System of Active Stability (SAS)
Toyota (SAS) System overview.
Toyota (SAS) System. The controller
Toyota (SAS) System. Swing lock cylinder
Toyota (SAS) System. Swing lock axle
Toyota (SAS) System. Rectangle of stability
Toyota (SAS) System. Integral control valve
Toyota (SAS) System. neutral position solenoid
         
forkliftarticles42 pages
Feature length articles about forklift trucks and training
Are you up to date on safety with your forklift trucks?
the true cost of forklift accidents
ABA. Accrediting Bodies Association. Creditable recognition of standards
Rules for importing and exporting goods after december 31st
The evolution of forklift smart screen technology
Testing forklift overhead guards. This article describes the two methods used
How to check forklift operator qualifications (UK)
Top tips for segregating forklifts and pedestrians
Hand pallet truck safety in retail settings
Yale celebrates 100 years of electric trucks with lithium-ion product line extension
How are your forklift tyres? The problems that can arise with wear and damage
The right truck for the right application
Pallet manufacturing process explained, Wooden and plastic
centre of gravity of a forklift truck's load
Load centre on counterbalanced forklift trucks
Vertical load centre on a forklift truck
Appoint a competent person to help with forklift safety
Forklift trucks and carbon monoxide. Dangers and safety precautions
What is Familiarisation Training for Forklift Operators?
Mousetrap deaths now top workplace killer
Avoiding pedestrian and forklift truck accidents
The Health and Safety Managers Guide to Lift Truck Operations
Repetitive Strain Injury associated with forklift trucks.
Avoiding pedestrian and forklift truck accidents
What is a suitable safe system of work?
Overhead guards fitted to forklift trucks. Correct usage
Forklift and Pedestrian Safety Tips by Jake Stewart
Lithium Ion batteries on forklift trucks
The safe use of forklift trucks on loading docks
Health and safety executive advice on lorry loading
VOSA load security advice/enforcement and matrix
Serious alternative to lithium-ion batteries
How modern technology helps the forklift driver
The Top 10 Forklift Training Myths
What is specific job training for forklift operators?
operating forklift trucks in winter conditions
Using a health and safety consultant or adviser
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The mousetrap. Why forklifts tip over
Finding a health and safety consultant
The dynamic forces at work during forklift truck operation
         
buyers-guide8 pages
Forklifts for sale. Buyer’s guide. Free advice on forklift selection
Matching the forklift truck to the application
Selecting the correct capacity and mast for the application
Choosing the correct motive power for the application
Choosing the correct tyre for the application
Forklift Truck buyer's guide. Pneumatic and supercushion tyres
Making sure the forklift truck will fit the aisleways
Aisleway dimension calculations for reach trucks
         
safety-products15 pages
Latest safety products for forklift trucks
Mitsubishi safety zone. Safely is now as simple as switching on a light!
flexi smart stop system from narrow aisle
ELOKON personnel detection systems for forklift trucks
Multi-position tiller arm wins Design4Safety Award
I-stop safety system for loading bays
Linde fork positioner
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New safety device from Combilift at IMHX
New lorry wheel blocking system for loading bays
The Ros revolutionary racking repair process
Comatra tyre pressure monitoring system
Comatra blue light pedestrian safety system
ForkAngles for forklift trucks. A brilliant new innovation.
Comatra blue light pedestrian safety system. Comparison
         
history9 pages
The history of current forklift training standards. The start
The history of current forklift training standards from the start
Training and testing in the early days
Errors in current training standards
Can existing training standards be improved?
Forklift training history. The start of training in the UK in 1972
The Instructor's test and the start of ITSSAR
Forklift training history. The Approved Code Of Practice, ACOP
The revised practical test and the introduction of the NORS scheme
         
forkliftjobs1 page
forklift-operator-jobs.html
         
videos27 pages
Forklift videos. On line accidents and incidents Mobile
Sleepy forklift operator causes chaos when he hits the racking
Watch this incredible control of a forklift truck
Elokon personnel detection systems for forklift trucks
Tandem lifting forklift truck accident with disastrous results
watch this stupid forklift operator
Two forklift trucks and one smashed washing machine
Man killed by load falling from forklift truck
This guy doesn't know what a handbrake is for!
Can you do this? It takes some doing
These guys are really good at this but it's very dangerous
This mini digger driver must have had a big grudge against someone!
watch this telehandler operator drop a load of plaster boards
the most amazing forklift video I have ever seen
Turning a forklit with a load elevated is dangerous
I couldn't possibly recommend this but its clever
Watch the entire racking collapse after this gentle tap!
ELOshield collision detection sysytem for forklift trucks
top ten forklift accidents from mitsubishi
Worker crushed under forklift truck. I think!
Mentor's show your hand campaign video
FLTA Safety Ambassador, Lisa Ramos, on video
five forklift accidents caught on video
Forklift training. a compilation of forklift accidents
how not to unload a forklift from a lorry
how to smash 1000 bottles with a forklift truck
Young worker breaks his back in forklift accident
         
products5 pages
lithium-ion-battery-advantages
Improve racking inspections with FREE racklog app
Eco electric telehandler trialled by HS2
lithium-ion-battery-advantages
Lead acid to lithium ion conversion for forklift trucks
         
downloads1 page
You can download lots of free forklift training information here
         
faq33 pages
FAQ. Frequently asked questions about forklift training
How often do I have to take a re-test for my fork lift licence?
What is a fork lift licence anyway?
What is the small white card that I was given used for?
I have lost my licence, can I get another?
I passed my test on a small truck but now I drive a larger one. Do I have to take another test?
Does a licence for a counterbalanced truck allow me to drive a reach truck?
Can I take my licence to another company to get a job?
Can I use my truck on the public highway?
Is it compulsory to wear a seat belt when I am driving my truck?
I went on a one day training course to get my certificate/licence. Is this OK?
How long does it take to train a person who has never sat on a truck before?
I have lots of experience but no licence. How long will my course be?
How long is a course for re-tests?
Does it help if I can already drive a car?
Do I have any responsibilities as an operator under current health and safety legislation?
What responsibilities in law does my employer have for my safety?
I have been driving trucks for a long time without an accident. Why should I be trained?
My instructor was from a place called ITSSAR. I thought the RTITB was the accrediting body?
What is an accrediting body anyway?
I had a near miss when I was driving my truck but no-one was injured. Do I have to report it?
I am an in house instructor working for a company. Can I train fork lift operators at another company?
Does an in house instructor need a refresher course?
I have heard that the fork lift test uses a "penalty point" system. How does this work?
Whose responsibility is it to check the truck over and when should this be done?
Will I have to take a written test as well as a practical one?
The test course my colleagues used recently looked a bit different to mine. Why is this?
I have to do things apart from stacking in racking. Do I need any further training in order to do this?
I drive a 3 wheel truck and I have been told that 4 wheel trucks are more stable. Is this true?
How common are fork lift accidents? How many are there in a year?
What are the most common reasons for fork truck accidents?
Do I need a medical before I operate a fork lift truck?
What is the Accrediting Bodies Association, ABA?
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