Forklifts provide substantial savings in time and effort required to load, unload and stack materials. However they need to be operated with great care, otherwise they present a significant hazard. This qualification covers safe driving of a forklift truck, pre-use maintenance and safety checks, recognition of controls and instruments.
The forklift is driven around a suitable course with the operator moving and stacking various loads. The certificate is endorsed according to the type of machine use: industrial counterbalance, rough terrain masted forklift, rough terrain telescopic handler, reach truck, side loader or order picker.
As well as being held at Bishop Burton College this course can be delivered on your own site, using your own equipment ensuring your employees are trained in the environment they are most familiar with and at a time that best suits you.
- Identify all controls
- Carry out routine maintenance
- Undertake pre-start checks
- Inspect vehicle and comment on serviceability
- Operate the machine safely to load and unload
- Manoeuvre in a confined space
- Operate at different working heights
- Operate under different driving conditions
To book a place or request further information, call us on 01964 553034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements.
£580 per person.
- Bishop Burton College Tractor Driving
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The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years old.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification however candidates will be required to supply their own personal protective equipment which should consist of:
- Steel toe capped boots
- High visibility vest
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-Based Technology
Ashley is travelling the world as a vehicle mechanic in the army after completing his two-year Engineering course.
He is confident his time at Bishop Burton College has prepared him for this exciting opportunity.
“We have covered a really wide variety of things,” said Ashley. “The tutors are always really helpful when you need them.
“I will now be joining the army as a vehicle mechanic and going around the world. The travelling, the fact I will be able to gain more
qualifications and get to make new friends all appeal to me.
“I have learned a lot at the College that will help me as I will be staying in the industry. There will be a lot of skills that I will be able to transfer over.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Bishop Burton.”