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Course Title: RSC11N - Counterbalance Forklift Trucks (NOVICE)
Location: RSS Training Centre or Customer's Premises
Duration: 5 Days
Max No. Delegates: 6


Who Should Attend: Employees who use forklifts on a day to day basis, loading, unloading and stacking of loads. Operatives wishing to update practical skills and theory knowledge


Trainees attending should be over 17 years old & satisfy the guidelines set out in HSE Document HS(G) 6


The course aims to provide delegates with sufficient practical and theory knowledge of counter balance forklift trucks, safe methods of operating, handling of goods, storage of goods and safety checks of forklifts.


Course Objectives:
  • Understand Legal requirements
  • Be aware of the problems which result in instability
  • Use Safe Methods of Handling, Storage and the Transporting of goods
  • Undertake simple daily checks
  • Recognise defects and correct procedures for reporting
  • Be aware of correct operating procedures


Course Outline:
  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • HSE Codes of Practice (L117;HS(G) 6 )
  • Inspection of defects and reporting of defects.
  • Safe driving techniques and correct use of controls
  • Vehicle load / unload
  • Stacking


Teaching Methods:
The Course consists of a series of prepared lectures, discussions and video presentations, together with practical workshops in operating skills.


Assessment is on going throughout the course with trainees being required to complete both written and practical exercises.


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