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Forklift Safety Course

This course is designed to train forklift users on the health & safety features of using a forklift in work.

Introduction
Forklifts are extremely useful workplace vehicles, as long as they are used safely and appropriately by operators who are appropriately trained and competent to use them.

Forklifts can be dangerous: they account for 25% of injuries at work. Many workplace accidents involve people being hit or run over by forklift trucks (typically when the forklift is reversing) because the driver did not see them. Owing to their size and weight, injuries resulting from forklifts are generally very serious. Accidents involving them are often caused by poor supervision and a lack of training.  

Aim
To enable employees to make decisions about risk and safety that could prevent the loss of life to their friends and colleagues. 

Suitable for
Anybody that operates, works in the vicinity, & forklift supervisors 

Course Objectives
• Introduction
• What is a forklift?
• The dangers associated with use of lift trucks in the workplace
• Pedestrian walkways
• Statistics
• What the Law Requires
• Employer Responsibility
• The Need for Training
• Certification
• Racking
• Signage
• First Aid
• Warehouse Check
• Accident and Report Procedures
• The Correct Approach (demonstration)
• Identifying Potential Risks (walk around)
• A list of Bad Practice
• When you are finished work
• Safety Essentials  

Methodology
The programme of structured classroom lectures and discussion sessions, employing the use of slides, films & warehouse observations. Health & Safety Manuals are issued for future reference 

Training Location
Jungheinrich Training Centre Cork or Maynooth or at your premises

Instruction & Certification
All instruction and certification in conducted by accredited instructors who are qualified as such in their respective disciplines. 

Duration  
1 Day 

Class Size
8 Trainees maximum per course 

Assessment Method
Successful candidates will receive a certificate of a Warehouse Safety & Awareness Certificate 

Documentation Retention
All records to be filed in the training record file.

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