Forklift Operator

Health & Safety Training

Forklift Operator

Forklift Operator

Duration: 1-3 days (Max 3 trainees)

Venue: Renewables Academy at Wexford Training Centre

Certification: RTITB (valid for 3 years)


This course is designed to provide trainees with the skills needed to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.


The objectives of the course are such that, on completion, delegates will be able:

  • To understand legislation and regulation covering use of a forklift
  • To identify typical hazards relevant to forklift use
  • To know the importance of load assessment and workplace hazard identification
  • To be able to inspect a forklift prior to use and report defects
  • To safely operate a forklift in a typical working environment
  • To carry out typical vehicle loading unloading tasks using a forklift 

What you get

  • Theory element will include multimedia supplemented by video/power point and hand-outs
  • Practical element will include pre use inspection/fault reporting
  • Practical test is real task based and will include picking up, transporting and depositing a variety of different loads at three heights, driving in forward and reverse through a range of obstacles and correct parking of the forklift when the operations are complete 
  • Theory and practical tests must be successfully completed and evaluation sheets used

Further information

  • Length of course will be dependent on previous qualification/ experience and length of time since last use. 
  • Generally experienced and qualified operators need 1 full days training – less experienced or operators or those without previous qualifications would typically need 2 full days while complete beginners would need 3 full days. 


We offer a wide range of industry approved safety training.

We deliver the full range of GWO Basic Safety Training courses at our premises in Wexford which has a purpose built wind turbine for practical exercises allowing technicians to experience training as close to reality as possible.

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