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Working with Lift Trucks Certification


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£149 inc VAT (was £300)
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Offer ends 31 January 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
3 hours
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
3 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

Many industries depend on lift trucks as they are extremely useful tools in moving heavy materials. Lift trucks (also known as forklifts) are essential to various lines of business. For those who begin working as a lift truck operator, they can go on to become worksite managers, supervisors and trainers. However, as good and as necessary as lift trucks are, they are large and dangerous pieces of equipment and must be handled properly and safely. If used without authorisation, they can result in fatalities. Not only do business owners and employers need to obtain lift truck licences, but site employees also need to be certified to handle such vehicles. Therefore, it is essential for employers to develop and implement training programmes tailored to the job itself. Workers should also look to obtain the proper form of basic training beforehand. This way employers can gauge the safety knowledge that a prospective employee has and can train accordingly.

CPD

3 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Description

Working with Lift Trucks Certification

To learn how to safely work with lift trucks, one should receive a rounded education. This should include learning about commonly used lift trucks, how to obtain the necessary training and what can happen if a lift truck is handled without experience. In this course:
You Will Learn

The importance of knowing how to safely operate a lift truck
About lift truck training programmes
About commonly used lift trucks
The dangers of operating a lift truck without authorisation
About refresher courses and additional training programmes

Benefits Of Taking this Course

Employers and site personnel will learn about the responsibilities of safely operating a lift truck and the hazards associated with poor handling
Learn about safety standards and guidelines and worksite employees will learn how to find the right accredited programme
Familiarisation of six commonly used lift trucks, what they are used for and what environments that can be driven in
Employers and workers will learn how to avoid dangerous situations with examples of dangerous operation
Staff and employers will learn why refresher courses are mandatory and how they can help in meeting safety guidelines

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