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Novice Course

Novice Course

This course is designed for the forklift operator who has no or very little practical experience and has no formal training and does not hold a licence.

Course Structure

Operator safety code

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Theory lesson Health & Safety, employers & employee’s liabilities
  • Introduction to lift trucks
  • Safety video
  • Elementary driving
  • Battery care and refuelling

Day 2

  • Daily inspection pre-use check
  • Continue practical elementary driving
  • Safe working loads and assessment
  • Lift truck stability
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Correct operating procedures

Day 3

  • Continue practical training
  • Handling laden and unladen pallets

Day 4

  • Continue practical training
  • Review and pre-testing

Day 5

  • Practical test
  • Theory test
  • Course summary

On completion of the training course the trainee will be able to:

  • Carry out a Daily inspection pre-use check and understand the importance of such checks
  • Operate the forklift truck within the safety limits defined by the manufacturer
  • Stack and de-stack from various heights with various loads
  • Safely manoeuvre a laden forklift truck in a narrow confined area

Maximum number of trainees per course = 3. Duration of five days is needed for this course depending on number of trainees per course

Conditions of Booking

Bookings: We will accept telephone bookings, but written or e-mail confirmation is required. Corporate Accounts most welcome.

Payment Terms: Cleared Funds seven days prior to the commencement of the training course.


  • Cancellations received by us in less than 7 working days will be subject to a cancellation fee
  • If our instructors attend your site and are turned away due to lack of facilities/operatives payment will be required in full

Courses on your Premises: By confirming a booking you are authorising our instructors to use any mechanical handling equipment for training purposes only

You must also ensure that, for the duration of the course:

  • A training area (35 feet x 25 feet approx.) is set aside from the main work area and is free of obstacles.
  • Your trainees are always available.
  • Your truck is in a safe and fully working condition.
  • A room is made available for classroom training purposes and suitably equipped (pens, pencils, paper etc.).
  • A supply of empty pallets and various loads are available.