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Forklift Training

About the Course

CILT operates forklift training for beginners and experienced forklift drivers. Operating a forklift truck is a specialised skill. Many accidents are caused by untrained drivers operating trucks in ignorance of the special conditions that apply to forklifts. This course provides operators with all the necessary skills to use a fork lift safely.

Requirements Operators must have at least one year’s recent experience operating a lift truck and/or hold a forklift operator’s certificate which has expired.
Duration Beginners course - 4 days Experienced course - 2 days Refresher training - 1 day (evidence of previous training must be supplied)
Dates

To request dates for training courses contact us.

Fee
Fee on application
Skillnet courses are eligible for funding. The size of allowance is dependent on your training needs analysis.

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Course Content

Beginner forklift training:
Designed for beginners.

They will receive a CILT operator’s certificate, provided they achieve the required standard in the theoretical and practical tests.

Experienced forklift training:
Designed for experienced operators who do not hold a certificate.

Experienced operators are classed as those who are familiar with the steering characteristics of the lift truck and have the ability to manoeuvre both forward and reverse in a confined area. They should also be experienced in load handling functions.

The CILT certificate is awarded to participants at the end of the course provided they achieve the required standard in the theoretical and practical tests. 


Benefits of Forklift Training

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe forklift operating skills and avoid danger to people and property.

Delivery of training

This course is based on classroom methods and practical lessons on forklift trucks.


Certification

CILT forklife operator certificate


Further training

RTITB Accredited Training
RTITB Courses are also available for any learners wishing to pursue this certification:

  • Beginners course - 5 days
  • Experienced course -  2 ½ days
  • Refresher training -  1 day (evidence of previous training must be supplied

RTITB Accredited courses are administered through CILT.


CILT Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills