CPCS A16 Industrial Forklift Truck Training
Industrial Forklift Truck Training Course Outline
The middle 19th century through the early 20th century saw the development that led to modern forklift trucks. The forerunners of the modern forklift were manually powered hoists that were used to lift loads. Continuing development was encouraged by expanded use of the forklift truck and continued through the 1920s and 1930s. This led to the development of the first hydraulic powered electric power forklift trucks.
Following the war, more efficient methods for storing products in warehouses were being implemented. Warehouses needed more manoeuvrable forklift trucks that could reach greater heights and new forklift truck models such as narrow aisle and reach trucks were required.
A16 industrial forklift truck:
Industrial Training Services offer CPCS A16 industrial forklift truck training courses for the novice operator, and the semi experienced operator that would benefit from rough terrain forklift truck training before they take the operator test.
For novice operators; CPCS and CITB recommend a minimum 5 day course. Semi experienced operator duration may vary dependent on the amount of operator experience. Operator testing is for operators that need no further training.
Generally we would recommend A16 industrial forklift truck training, as this is the most widely accepted scheme in the construction industry, offering the operator better work opportunities. NPORS is accepted on some construction sites, however at present we would recommend A16 CPCS industrial forklift truck training and testing.
Industrial Forklift Truck Course Content
An A16 CPCS Industrial forklift truck training course covers:
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- (PUWER) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
- (LOLER) Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
- Different types of forklift truck, basic construction, components, and the purpose and use of all controls
- How to comply with manufacturer instructions in accordance with the operator handbook
- Checking the industrial forklift truck is serviceable and stable for safe operation prior to use
- Pre-start and operational checks
- Checking safety devices are functioning as per operational specification
- Driving and manoeuvring machine on level, uneven ground and slopes
- Changing forks
- Lifting, carrying and placing loads
- Stacking a load to a minimum 3m high
- Loading a simulated lorry
- Stacking and de-stacking a loading out tower
- Manoeuvring the machine through a confined area
- Recognising and responding to given instructions
- Keeping within safe working parameters of the industrial forklift truck and other machines in the area
- Placing the industrial forklift truck in an out-of-service condition, to isolate and secure the machine
- Limitations of the industrial forklift truck
The A16 industrial forklift truck training course provides the candidates with the skills and knowledge they require to successfully achieve the standards the A16 industrial forklift truck all sizes test requires.
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On completion of an A16 industrial forklift training course, the operative will be able to:
- Demonstrate a good understanding of the regulations that apply to the safe use of industrial forklift trucks
- Carry out a full pre-start/shift check on the industrial forklift truck and record their findings
- Carry out a full operational check on the industrial forklift truck and record their findings
- Operate the industrial forklift truck in line with the manufacturer operator instructions/manual
- Correctly and safely manoeuvre the machine in a confined area
- Safely ascend and descend slopes
- Operate safely over uneven terrain
- Transport a load at a speed consistent with the load and general site conditions
- Stack and de-stack loads correctly and safely
- Load and offload simulated lorry safely and efficiently
- Load and offload from a loading out tower efficiently
- Keep within safe working parameters of the industrial forklift truck
- Place the industrial forklift truck in an out-of-service condition, to isolate and secure
- Understand the limitations of use when operating the industrial forklift truck
- Report any problems or defects
At the end of the A16 industrial forklift truck training course, the candidate should be able to achieve the required standards of the CPCS theory and practical test. If the candidate achieves the required standards of the CPCS test a CPCS red card will be awarded.
Health & Safety
Before you can take a CPCS test of any kind – you must have completed a health and safety touchscreen test within the past 2 years. If you haven’t done so, you can book a test using the telephone service on 0344 994 4488.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
(PUWER) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
(LOLER) Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
Rider-operated Lift Trucks Approved Code of Practice
Operators, supervisors and managers will have a good understanding of the regulations that apply to the safe operation and use of the type of industrial forklift for which they are trained. Additionally, inspections and the need to keep a record of the checks carried out by the operator, and how to operate the machine as per the manufacturer recommendations.