Course Overview

This course is for operators and supervisors of forklift operations. The course uses OSHA criteria from 29 CFR 1910.178.

Course instructors highlight the most common dangers of powered industrial truck operations and provide solutions to those dangers.

Driving tips, avoiding injury and proper handling & transportation of loads are featured. To be in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178, only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate a Forklift.

Participants receive manuals & hands-on practical exercise to facilitate training.

Course Objective:

Upon completion of this course participant should be able to:

  • Carry out pre-use inspection of forklifts in compliance with manufacturers’ specifications and industry best practice.
  • Demonstrate skills for proper fueling and battery charging techniques
  • Identify types and characteristics of forklifts with different kinds of hazards associated with each one.
  • Identify stability triangles for forklifts.
  • Show confidence on knowledge gained applicable to Basic Driving Principles, Stability, and Load Handling.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define what forklift equipment is and its purpose 
  • Explain the Hazards and Risks when operating a Counterbalance lift truck by stating the causes of instability 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Rated Capacity Plates 
  • Identify components and controls and state their function 
  • Demonstrate the Pre-Use checks and inspections required before using the machine
  • Describe the standards and procedures for forklift truck operations 
  • Demonstrate safe and effective use of a Counterbalance lift truck correctly in accordance with accepted good working practices.

Course Outline:

  • Types of Forklifts
  • Parts of the forklift
  • Forklift Safety Features
  • Forklift Hydraulic system
  • Stability (Principle of Lifting Load)
  • Refueling and Recharging
  • Parking / Leaving a Forklift Unattended
  • Forklift Pre-Use Inspection
  • Operator’s Responsibilities
  • Operating Procedures

Training Fee (Fresher): N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira).

Training Fee (Refresher): N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira).

Duration of Training: 

  1. Fresher/Novice – 5 days
  2. Refresher/Experienced – 3 days

Mode of Training: Instructor Led Classroom & Practical

Days of Training: Mondays – Fridays

Time of Training: 9 am – 4 pm

Training Venue: At company’s Office

For Enquiries Call or WhatsApp: +2348037236096, 09071902891


Payment details: ZOTA OIL GAS NIGERIA LTD, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) – 0014215004

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