Learning Outcomes: 

  • Safety Aspects. General rules related to FLT operations
  • Using the FLT safely. Best practices and methods of using the fork lift truck and the interpretation of the capacity chart
  • Case Studies: A number of case studies involving accidents are discussed to warn participants against taking unnecessary risks.

Key Training issues in the session:

  • Safety: General Safety Rules
  • Factors to consider before starting work
  • Factors to consider during the execution of operations
  • Using the FLT safely
  • FLT structure and types
  • The effect of the centre of gravity on stability
  • The capacity chart
  • Materials safety data sheets and FLT attachments
  • Routine inspections and repairs
  • Inspections by a competent person


Case Studies


It is a legal requirement to train workers required to operate such work equipment and machinery under legal notice 282 of 2004, regulations 3 (3.2) and 9 (a). Worker Training is also a generic requirement under Legal Notice 36 of 2003, Regulation 4 (3)