Forklift Truck (FLT) Online Training Course

Forklift Truck (FLT) Online Training Course

£15.00

This online forklift truck health and safety training course has been designed to provide basic safety awareness training and an understanding of the hazards associated with forklift truck operations to help prevent accidents.

Forklift trucks are extremely useful for lifting and handling materials in a variety of different work places, ranging from factories and warehouses; to retail premises and even construction sites, they reduce manual handling and enable much larger and heavier loads to be easily lifted and moved around the workplace.  However, forklift trucks also pose a significant safety risk to operators, staff, contractors, visitors, materials, storage racking and even the actual buildings/structures in which the forklift trucks are used.

Forklift Truck (FLT) Online Training Course

Forklift trucks are extremely useful for lifting and handling materials in a variety of different work places, ranging from factories and warehouses; to retail premises and even construction sites, they reduce manual handling and enable much larger and heavier loads to be easily lifted and moved around the workplace.  However, forklift trucks also pose a significant safety risk to operators, staff, contractors, visitors, materials, storage racking and even the actual buildings/structures in which the forklift trucks are used.

Additionally, when you consider that forklift trucks are more often than not operated in confined or restricted spaces such as warehouses or construction sites, you can begin to understand why forklift trucks are involved in many workplace accidents.  This is further complicated by the fact that those often using forklift trucks are not trained to operate them or understand the risks associated with their operation.  A significant number of accidents are therefore caused by inadequate operator training as well as poorly maintained equipment.

This online forklift truck health and safety training course has been designed to provide basic safety awareness training and an understanding of the hazards associated with forklift truck operations to help prevent accidents.  This course is not a substitute for professional operator training.

It is however an essential safety awareness training course for any organisation that uses, owns or hires forklift trucks.

Forklift Truck – Course Content

Our online Forklift Truck training course will help to make your team aware of the safety risks and hazards associated with the use of forklift trucks in your workplace.   The full content of the Forklift Truck training course can be summarised as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Legislation
  3. Inspection
  4. Work equipment regulations
  5. Driving requirements
  6. Forklift truck stability
  7. Forklift truck capacity
  8. Work platforms
  9. Common accidents
  10. Electric batteries
  11. Multiple choice questions

Learning outcomes

Upon the completion of this course you will have an understanding of the following:

  • The reasons for driving Forklift Trucks safely
  • Both employer & employee responsibilities
  • The dangers of driving forklift trucks too fast and the common cuases of accidents
  • The importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Where to find information on a forklift truck’s load capacity
  • The importance of regular safety checks and maintenance
  • Understanding of different types of driving hazards and good driving practice

The duration of the course is approximately 30 minutes and learners should already posses a Forklift Truck Licence.

Upon the successful completion of the course, a Training Certificate will be issued.