Forklift Instructor & Supervisor Course

Forklift Instructor and Supervisor training are required for any experienced forklift operators to become qualified to provide in-house forklift familiarisation and training.

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Course Information

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5 Days

ISM Training Services specialise in providing accredited training for both private and business customers to ensure they can provide quality Forklift training to their staff. This course is for experienced forklift operators who wish to become qualified to provide in-house forklift familiarisation and training. Read our forklift Frequently Asked Questions or learn more about our Forklift Training Courses.
The course is targeted towards operators who have completed training and assessment in the forklifts required within their workplace and are seeking certification to allow them to instruct others in forklift operations. Trainees will learn to handle forklift operations in line with the HSA Code of Practice and develop and deliver practical and theoretical tests for their organisation. Trainees will avail of practical experience in ISM’s purpose-built Forklift Training Centre.

Our new purpose-built Forklift Training Centre is fully equipped with the latest Counterbalance, Reach and Power Pallet trucks. All ISM Forklift and Warehouse Training and instructors are accredited and approved by the RTITB.

Who Should Attend?

This course has been designed in line with the recommendations of the Approved Code of Practice and Supplementary Guidance for Rider Operated Lift Truck Operator training. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to provide in-house familiarisation and specific job training. They will also be trained in how to develop and deliver practical and theoretical tests. All trainees will also be trained in how to keep accurate training records in accordance with the HSA code of practice.

What Qualifications Will I Receive?

Participants complete a theoretical and practical exam. All trainees will receive an ISM Forklift Instructor certificate on successful completion of the course. Participants complete a theoretical and practical exam. The training provides the qualification for the newly qualified instructor to certify training and instruct experienced operators. On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Plan, prepare and present forklift instruction
  2. Conduct and mark theoretical tests
  3. Issue certificates to operators upon completion of training
  4. Be fully familiar with the required operational standards

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Course Programme

  1. Safety, Health and Welfare at work Act 2005
  2. Instructional techniques
  3. Safety responsibility of the operator
  4. Workplace hazards
  5. Assessment of participants operating abilities
  6. Pre-service checks
  7. Presentations of practical lessons by participants
  8. Stacking and de-stacking – free standing and in racking
  9. Practical test of basic operating skills
  10. Forklift truck operator testing, theory and practice

Pre-course Requirements

Potential candidates must either be pre-qualified Forklift operators or have successfully completed the requirements of the Novice Training Programme. In both cases, they must have formal training in operating the type of truck on which they are expected to instruct e.g. Counterbalance or Reach. Specifically:

  1. Candidates must have a current and valid Forklift operators certificate
  2. Candidates must have completed the Novice Training Programme or received formal operator refresher training within the 12 months prior to attending the Forklift Instructor course
  3. If a candidate trains as a Counterbalance Forklift Instructor, this will only qualify him/her to deliver training on Counterbalance Trucks. A further one-day conversion course would be required to qualify the instructor to deliver training on additional trucks.

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