Short Term Training: Forklifting

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This curriculum has been developed by a group of experienced trainers and is based on international standards that have been localised to suit the Ethiopian environment. This curriculum is intended to be used as a training guide in various regions.

This short training programme is aimed at persons who have the responsibility to lift and move material by means of a forklift. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this short programme will promote general skills to safely operate a lift truck, and efficiently move and stack materials within an agro-processing work environment, in compliance with lift truck manufacturers’ and legislated standards.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Applying occupational health and safety legislation and standards when operating a forklift.
  • Identifying and applying forklift components, attachments, and controls.
  • Operating a forklift safely.
  • Performing pre-start and after start safety checks.
  • Applying operational requirements of a forklift.
  • Applying lifting, securing, transferring, and positioning techniques.
  • Applying stacking and de-stacking principles of loads.
  • Performing post-operation inspection and servicing according to workplace procedures.
  • Interpreting and applying forklift hand signals and safety signage when operating a forklift.

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Course Curriculum

Course Introduction
Welcome

  • Welcome
    01:36

Module 1 – Operating a forklift safely
This module will cover the following topics: Applying occupational health and safety legislation and standards when operating a forklift. Identifying and applying forklift components, attachments, and controls. Operating a forklift safely.

  • LO1 – Applying occupational health and safety legislation and standards when operating a forklift.
    18:53

Module 2 – Performing pre-start and after- start safety checks
This module will cover the following topic: Performing pre-start and after start safety checks

Module 3 – Performing lifting, securing, transferring, and positioning activities
This module will cover the following topics: Applying operational requirements of a forklift. Applying lifting, securing, transferring, and positioning techniques. Applying stacking and de-stacking principles of loads.

Module 4 – Performing post-operation activities
This module will cover the following topic: Performing post-operation inspection and servicing according to workplace procedures.

Module 5 – Identifying and applying supporting systems and dealing with hazards and emergencies
This module will cover the following topic: Interpreting and applying forklift hand signals and safety signage when operating a forklift.

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