Forklift Operator Safety

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Forklift Operator Safety

Forklifts are extremely useful in warehouse and storage facilities. Forklifts are used to move heavy items, meaning the manual handling risk is reduced. While forklifts are highly beneficial in reducing manual handling risks, as with all mobile plant, they present a range of other potential hazards and risks to the operator.

The aim of this course is to provide all staff with safety information when operating or working near a forklift.



  • This course covers safety protocols for workers who regularly operate or may occasionally operate forklifts
  • Corporate companies and small businesses will benefit equally from this induction course
  • The Forklift Operator Safety course is ideal for educating workers about the importance of complying with safety procedures when operating forklifts

Learning Objectives

  • Know the main hazards associated with forklifts
  • Know, and obtain, the necessary licenses and qualifications
  • Understand how to conduct a forklift inspection
  • Gain an understanding of how to complete a tandem lift
  • Learn how to safely work around overhead powerlines
  • Understand how to safely get on and off a forklift without injury
  • Understand all safety considerations around the load
  • Know how to safely park the forklift

Business Outcomes

  • Ensure all employees and contractors can identify and reduce the risks associated with operating a forklift (or other mobile plant)
  • Ensure employees and contractors know of the required licenses and qualifications
  • Employees and contractors will be able to take ownership of safely operating a forklift
  • Ensure all employees and contractors have the strategies to prevent injuries associated with operating a forklift
  • Deliver this safety induction seamlessly across your employee and contractor groups
  • Minimise incidents or injuries associated with forklifts at your workplace
By | 2017-07-07T09:40:41+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Construction Safety, Courses|Tags: |0 Comments

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