A14 Rough Terrain Forklift / Masted Truck

Course Aims

To provide high quality training and testing in the safe and effective use of plant and machinery to enable the candidate to attain the CPCS Red Operator Card.

This course is for people with limited or no experience of operating a Rough Terrain Forklift .
It teaches you how to operate and maintain a Rough Terrain Forklift safely.

Entry requirements

  • CITB Health, safety and environment test passed within two years before the course start date or CPCS test date.
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

Teaching and Assessment

  • 2 Days Training – Classroom-based  and Practical Training
  • 1 Day – CPCS Testing

Course Content

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre – use checks.
  • Configure and ready for travel.
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces (with and without loads).
  • Maneuver in confined spaces (with and without loads).
  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties.
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Lift and remove various loads up to full working height of the forklift.
  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations.
  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle.
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

Outcome

On successful completion of the Theory & Practical tests the candidate is awarded the Red Trained Operators Card which is valid for two years.

Next Steps

Register and complete the NVQ level 2 for the Blue Competent Operators Card which is valid for five years.