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The aim of the Rough Terrain Forklift Course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely operate the machine and successfully sit both the Theory and Practical elements of the CPCS Technical Test. NPORS testing is also available on this category.
Candidates will be trained and/or tested by

fully qualified, experienced instructors.

 The main areas covered during training are:

  • 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

  • Conform 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

  • Explain need and function of appropriate documentation

  • Configure and set for travel

  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded

  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces- loaded and unloaded

  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Lift and remove various loads up to the full working height of the forklift

  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations

  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle

  • Maintain safe working situations

  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

CPCS Technical Tests

  • Theory: 1 hour

  • Practical: 1 hour 45 mins


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