RTITB Forklift Refresher

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forkliftCourse Suitable For:

Experienced Fork Truck operators whose training certificate is about to expire, or has not expired 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: 

1 day

Course Participants:

A ratio of 3 participants per instructor

Course Prerequisites:

Note: Certificate must be produced to attend Refresher course.

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 Refresher

Very good refresher course, Instructor was very good. 

Course was run smoothly, kept interesting.

Well done, enjoyable and interesting. 

Learned a few new practical details I had not known before. 

Good course, Refresher training was worthwhile. 

Very clear and explained points very clearly, very helpful

Gerrit was a brilliant Instructor.   I had some nerves and he really put me at ease, excellent and very clear on instructions. 

Joe was helpful and clear.

Joe was very helpful and very interesting training the course. 

Good advice from someone who is well experienced with the Forklift.  Down to earth approach.

Very good Instructor, explains everything down to a T. 100%

Went into little details to explain properly.   Really happy with the course.  100%

Well presented, clear and precise with all information.

Instructor is nice and friendly, very good.

This was an excellent course, don't think it could be done better.

Joe was excellent and very clear in his course.  Highly recommend. 

Haven't driven a Forklift in a while and this course really helped me brush up on old skills and learn some new ones. 

Very good course, well presented.   I know I can do my job more safely with the training I have learnt from this course. 

Excellent Instructor, explained everything and was extremely approachable. 

Training was very adequate.   Instructor was very clear and helpful. 

Course given in simple and easy to understand language. 

Very good course, would recommend this course. 

Great course, great teacher. 


Forklift refresher