Forklift Training

Zota is the nation’s leading specialist training provider in safety, survival and emergency response training for high risk industries.

Since 2009, Zota has built a solid reputation in providing safety training for the Oil & Gas industry through people, processes, products and attention to detail.

Zota’s national team of 100 staff, delivered over 40,000 trainee days of professional, engaging and safe training using simulated environments to develop skills and behaviours that address safety-critical industry needs.

Zota integrates four key elements into all training: Safety, compliance, cost effectiveness, and trainee engagement. By delivering training that meets all four of these elements, Zota ensures the best trainee experience and learning outcomes possible, whilst continuing an outstanding safety record and cost benefits for clients.

Zota is committed to helping ensure that these programs are successful in further improving safety culture. We offer two forklift training courses:

  1. Forklift Operations Training and Certification Course (International); and
  2. Forklift Operations Training (National)

1. Forklift Operations Training and Certification Course (International)

Zota Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited brings you practical Forklift Operations Training and Certification Course at her Lagos Office at 121, Bisi Obadina Street, Omole Phase 1, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

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.

Course Outline include but not limited to;

  • Types of Forklift
  • Operator’s Responsibilities
  • Parts of the forklift
  • Hydraulic system
  • Stability
  • Operating Procedures
  • Refueling and Recharging
  • Parking
  • Selection of Forklift Operators

Duration of Training: 4 days

Training Fee: N300,000

2. Forklift Operations Training and Certification Course (National)

Course Outline:

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

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.

Duration of Training: 4 days

Training Fee: N100,000

For Enquiries Call or WhatsApp: +2349053064521


Payment details: Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) – 0014215004

Feel free to ask your questions in the comments section. We will answer as soon as possible. Thank you.

Other training courses we offer are:

  • HSE Level 1, 2 & 3
  • Work at Height
  • Basic and advanced first-aid
  • Fire safety and fire-fighting training
  • Catering and hospitality health and safety training
  • HSE leadership training
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Fleet management, defensive driving & road safety training
  • Forklift safety and operator’s training
  • Crane safety and operator’s training
  • ISO 9001: 2015
  • ISO 45001: 2018
  • ISO 14001: 2015
  • Train the trainer

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