Vehicle Mounted Forklift Training

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Vehicle Mounted Forklift

An LGV Driver can expand their skills by acquiring a Vehicle Mounted Forklift Certificate.

This qualification enables drivers to carry a forklift attached to the rear of their truck which enables them to load and unload the vehicle themselves.

Course Aim

On completion of training, the course members will:

  • Be able to operate the truck module used in training safely and correctly in accordance with the manufacturers’ handbook and accepted good practice.
  • Be able to attach the truck to a carrying vehicle and detach it form a carrying vehicle safely and correctly in accordance with the manufacturers’ handbook and instructions and the relevant road traffic legislation.
  • Clearly understand the causes of instability of the truck and loads
  • Be able to carry a routine pre-use inspection of the truck
Course Contents
  • Introduction to the truck to be used
  • Controls and instruments
  • Starting, moving & stopping the truck
  • Steering the truck
  • 4-way travel and steering mode (if applicable)
  • Operation of the hydraulic controls
  • Pre-use inspection and take over maintenance
  • Weight assessment
  • Handling pallets/containers/bulk packs/loads associated with the industry in which the truck is operating
  • Driving on/off ramps and inclines
  • Driving and operating over rough terrain
  • Road vehicle loading and unloading
  • Stacking and de-stacking
  • Attaching truck to and detaching truck from the carrying vehicle

As an accredited training organisation we can offer a National photo ID certificate for no additional cost. This then enables the Trainee to operate any machine (with permission) anywhere in the UK. Their names and details are kept on a National Operators Registration Scheme Database. The certificate is valid throughout the UK and will be recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers.

*This is optional, and if employers prefer, we can supply in-house certificates, only allowing the candidates to operate for your company Only.*

All training is accredited via ITSSAR – Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register

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