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EOSH UK Award in Forklift Safe Operator Training

The Award in Forklift Safe Operator Training is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to operate forklifts safely and efficiently. The course focuses on the principles of forklift operation, risk assessment, load handling, and site-specific safety protocols. Participants will learn about the different types of forklifts, their components, and how to perform pre-operational checks. The course emphasizes safe operating techniques, including maneuvering, lifting, and stacking loads. It also covers the importance of communication, hazard awareness, and emergency procedures.
This qualification is evaluated using assessments and Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ). To receive this qualification, the learner must pass both tests with a certain percentage.
The qualification has recommended course duration of 4-5 days.
Note: However the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required but not reduced.
The course modules for the Award in Forklift Safe Operator Training include:

• Introduction to forklift operations and safety regulations
• Forklift types and their components
• Pre-operational checks and maintenance procedures
• Load handling techniques and safe load capacity
• Maneuvering and operating forklifts in different environments
• Hazard identification and risk assessment
• Communication and signaling in forklift operations
• Safe stacking and de-stacking procedures
• Emergency procedures and accident prevention
• Pedestrian safety and traffic management