RTITB Forklift Experienced

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Course Suitable For:forklift

Experienced Fork Truck operators who have never completed training, or whose certificate is out of date by more than 6 months.  

Course Award: 

Lift Truck Basic Operating Skills Certificate Specified Lift Truck Type Model /Capacity Issued by RTITB - Valid for 3 yrs

Course Duration: 

3 days

Course Participants:

A ratio of 3 participants per instructor

Course Prerequisites:

Participants must be 17 years of age

Participants are to provide their own steel capped safety footwear

Participants are advised to dress warmly for forklift practical sessions

Course Locations:

Public Courses: OSS office, Eastway Business Park, Ballysimon, Limerick

Courses can also be delivered onsite at your company or we can organize a suitable venue close to your location.

Venue Requirements:

For courses delivered at your premises:

Room suitable to seat people comfortably (with tables /desks if possible) and suitable area for forklift practical demonstrations.

White wall or projector screen

Course Content: 

Theory and practical demonstrations:

  • Relevant Legislation Safety responsibilities of an operator
  • Pre-shift inspection Forklift Stability
  • Battery care/Refuelling for battery/diesel, gas powered lift trucks
  • Safe operation of a forklift truck
  • Load handling Racking systems 
  • Irregular loads 
  • Vehicle loading
  • Weight assessment


  • Pre start inspection of equipment
  • Practical Assessment of forklift operation 
  • Short Theory test of forklift safety and operation


Successful candidates must pass all practical and theory exams.


Forklift Experienced

Very detailed and time well spent. 17/1/23

Very comfortable on course and grew with confidence as the course progressed.  21/10/22

The Tutor, Gerrit, has a vast knowledge of the working of the machine and training. 21/10/22

Learned a few new practical details I had not known before. 28/9/22

Good course, refresher training was worthwhile. 28/9/22

I found the course very helpful and the Instructor, Gerrit, explained everything very well.   Highly recommend. 9/7/22 

The course provided is very good and the Instructor has the ability and patience to teach. 5/7/22



Forklift Experienced