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This course is intended for new and experienced forklift truck drivers wishing to gain certification or refresh/renew previous certification. After completing this course, participants will be able to operate a forklift safely, reducing the risk of injury to operators and pedestrians and increasing the efficiency of forklift truck operators, use safe operating techniques, refuel/recharge forklifts safely, and correctly position a forklift in relation to task requirements.

Course Methodology & Assessment

The course will be presented in a modular format, which includes problem-based learning and practical skills. Both elements of assessment must be passed to achieve competency.

Skills Demonstration: 60% required to pass; Written Examination – Theory: 80% required to pass. The assessment consists of 20 multiple choice questions (MCQs) and five short answer questions (SAQs).

Course Syllabus

  • Legislation Daily Inspection Procedures
  • Stability General Safety Rules
  • Loading and Stacking Procedures
  • De-Stacking and Unloading
  • Maintenance Checks and Charging Batteries
  • Fuelling Procedures

Further Information

For further information or to book a course, please call us on 041-9822933 or email us on info@emsandassociates.com

Course Duration

The duration depends on the trainee’s experience, with a maximum of three people on the course (ratio of 3:1:1 – trainee:instructor:truck)

Refresher: 1 day

Experienced: 1½ to 2 days to gain certification, depending on learner’s ability

Beginners/Novices: Up to 5 days, depending on learner’s ability

Entry Criteria


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Competence, valid for three years, issued by an RTITB- or an IIPMM-registered instructor.

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