Forklift

SACTS Forklift Courses

F1 – F3: Unit Standard 242974

The purpose of this programme is to enable a learner to:
  • • Operate a counterbalance lift truck in a safe manner.
  • • Conduct pre and post inspections to ensure the performance of the lift truck.
  • • Handle the loading and storage of freight by using the equipment and its accessories in the required manner.
  • • Access emergency system and services in the event of an incident or accident.
  • • Gain competence in an accredited unit standard.
  • • Add value to their respective organisation and careers.
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Module 1: Programme Introduction
  • • Programme breakdown & Duration.
  • • Unit Standard Information.
  • • Legislative Requirements.
  • • Purpose of the Training.
Module 2: Lift Trucks Defined
  • • Lifting Machine Definitions.
Module 3: Principles of Lift Truck Operations
  • • Forklift Safety Operations.
  • • Factors contributing to vehicle stability.
  • • Basic principles relating to stability of lift trucks.
  • • Lift trucks and the see-saw principle.
  • • The centre of gravity and combined centre of gravity.
  • • The stability triangle.
  • • Rear wheel steering.
  • • Centrifugal and frictional forces.
  • • Lateral, Longitudinal and dynamic stability.
  • • Load centring.
  • • Data and capacity plates.
  • • Fields of vision.
  • • Load capacity calculations.
Module 4: Technical Information
  • • Counterbalanced lift truck components.
  • • The Cabin.
  • • Practical Session.
  • • Lift Truck Transmission.
  • • Lifting System.
  • • Lift truck attachments.
  • • Tyre types.
Module 5: Lift Truck Inspections
  • • Lift trucks: Checks and Inspections.
  • • Management and Safety Checklist.
  • • Operator Checklist.
  • • Daily inspections for all counterbalanced lift trucks.
  • • Operator pre-start checklist.
  • • Lift truck operational procedure.
Module 6: Freight Handling
  • • Duty to inform.
  • • Warehouse safety.
  • • Identifying and classifying freight.
  • • Labelling: Dangerous goods and substances.
  • • Labelling: Symbols.
  • • Handling a Load.
  • • Lift truck loading.
  • • Pallets (Packaging).
  • • Handling Palletized loads.
  • • Confined gangway stacking.
Module 7: General Lift Truck Safety
  • • General safety Regulations.
  • • The main cause of injuries in warehouses.
  • • Operating safely.
  • • Safety Rules.
  • • Personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • • Lift truck risks.
  • • Care and Maintenance of your fire extinguisher.
  • • Standard hand signals.
  • • General safety.
  • • Sample emergency action plan.
Module 8: Standard Obstacle Course
  • • Stacking Heights.
  • • Critical dimensions.
  • • Practical test documents.
  • Novice: 5 Days
  • Refresher: 1 day
  • Level 3
  • 7 Credits

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F4: Unit Standard 260818 (Awaiting Accreditation)

The purpose of this programme is to enable a learner to:
  • • Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory framework for operating counterbalanced lift trucks.
  • • Describe the counterbalanced lift truck to be operated.
  • • Demonstrate mechanical awareness of the counterbalanced lift truck.
  • • Inspect the counterbalanced lift truck.
  • • Handle loads with a counterbalanced lift truck.
  • • Gain competence in an accredited unit standard.
  • • Add value to their respective organisation and careers.
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Module 1: Programme Introduction
  • • Programme breakdown & Duration.
  • • Unit Standard Information.
  • • Legislative Requirements.
  • • Purpose of the Training.
Module 2: Lift Trucks Defined
  • • Definitions.
Module 3: Principles of Lift Truck Operations
  • • Forklift Safety Operations.
  • • Factors contributing to vehicle stability.
  • • Basic principles relating to stability of lift trucks.
  • • Lift trucks and the see-saw principle.
  • • The centre of gravity and combined centre of gravity.
  • • The stability triangle.
  • • Rear wheel steering.
  • • Centrifugal and frictional forces.
  • • Lateral, Longitudinal and dynamic stability.
  • • Load centring.
  • • Data and capacity plates.
  • • Fields of vision.
  • • Load capacity calculations.
Module 4: Technical Information
  • • Counterbalanced lift truck components.
  • • The Cabin.
  • • Practical Session.
  • • Lift Truck Transmission.
  • • Lifting System.
  • • Lift truck attachments.
  • • Tyre types.
Module 5: Lift Truck Inspections
  • • Lift trucks: Checks and Inspections.
  • • Management and Safety Checklist.
  • • Operator Checklist.
  • • Daily inspections for all counterbalanced lift trucks.
  • • Operator pre-start checklist.
  • • Lift truck operational procedure.
Module 6: Freight Handling
  • • Duty to inform.
  • • Warehouse safety.
  • • Identifying and classifying freight.
  • • Labelling: Dangerous goods and substances.
  • • Labelling: Symbols.
  • • Handling a Load.
  • • Handling of Shipping containers.
  • • Instructions for handling loads.
  • • Handling Palletized loads.
  • • Vehicle loading and unloading.
Module 7: : Operator Communication Skills
  • • Operator Communications.
  • • Standard hand signals.
  • • Two-way radios.
  • • Safety Rules.
  • • Semaphore flag signals.
Module 8: General Lift Truck Safety
  • • General safety Regulations.
  • • The main cause of injuries in warehouses.
  • • Operating safely.
  • • Safety Rules.
  • • Personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • • Lift truck risks.
  • • Care and Maintenance of your fire extinguisher.
  • • Standard hand signals.
  • • General safety.
  • • Sample emergency action plan.
Module 9: Standard Obstacle Course
  • • Stacking Heights.
  • • Critical dimensions.
  • • Practical test documents.
  • Novice: 5 Days
  • Refresher: 1 day
  • Level 3
  • 9 Credits

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