Conversion Training

This course is designed for operators who hold certification on one type of forklift truck and wish to extend their knowledge and skills to another type of forklift truck, e.g. a counterbalance operator converting to a reach truck or articulated lift truck.

Course Duration: 1 to 2 days (usually 09:00 to 16:30).
Maximum operators: 3
Delivery Method: Classroom & Practical training & Assessment.
Location: Customer premises.
Pre requisites: evidence of previous certification.
Assessment: multiple choice & written paper, practical skills test.
Certification: Successful operators will receive a certificate of training. Plastic Training Cards are available upon request for an additional cost.

Course Aim’s

  • To provide effective transfer of forklift driving skills from one machine category to another.

Course Objective’s

Upon successful completion of this refresher training course, operators will be able to:

  • Operate the truck model used within this course to the required standard of competency.
  • Have demonstrated sufficient skills to pass the basic operating skills test.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to the lift truck that is to be used on the course.
  • Pre-use inspection of the equipment to ensure that it is safe to use.
  • An introduction to the controls and instruments of the lift truck, including safe use of hydraulic controls.
  • Weight assessment, including the capacity plate, load centres and maximum lift height.
  • Starting, moving and stopping the lift truck, including emergency stop.
  • How to approach and pick up a variety of laden and un-laden pallets.
  • Stacking and de-stacking both free standing and within an industrial racking system (where applicable).
  • Written test of operator knowledge.
  • Practical test of basic operating skills.

This course includes full certification and training materials.