FORKLIFT TRUCK TRAINING
BY SYSTEM GROUP
Between 2001/02 and 2005/06, 21,190 injuries involving forklift trucks were reported, nearly 80% of which resulted in people being off work for 3 or more days. In fact, lift trucks are involved in approximately 24% of all workplace transport incidents, and are often caused by poor supervision and a lack of training.*
At System Group, we understand that not only do incidents cost time, they cost money. To help combat this, we offer a number of high quality, practical forklift truck (FLT) training courses. Whether you're looking to obtain a RTITB operator's licence, instructor certification or proof that you can safely support warehouse operations, System Group has something for you.
WHY SYSTEM GROUP?
• We are an RTITB accredited provider
• Our training offers a cost effective solution to businesses
• We have excellent pass rates
• Our courses are expertly designed to meet customer needs
• We offer a real-life warehouse simulation environment with a variety of pallets and live loads to enhance learning
• We deliver training on a comprehensive range of lift trucks
FLT OPERATOR COURSES
System Group is an approved, accredited provider of RTITB FLT operator training. All our courses are delivered using a combination of theory and practical based learning, ultimately providing an all round understanding of the lift truck and best practice when operating.
Our operator courses are offered at a range of aptitude levels:
Novice: Designed for those with no previous experience of operating a FLT.
Experienced: Ideal if you are an experienced FLT operator but do not have a certificate (or can't provide proof you held one).
Refresher: Designed for those that have been trained and tested in the past and require a skills update (proof of previous training must be provided).
Conversion: Ideal if you already hold certification on one type of FLT and would like to qualify in the operation of another type.
The counterbalance is the most commonly used lift truck in the industry, coming in a vast range of sizes and capacities. As the increase in weight will alter the balance and movement of the truck, it is essential that an operator is trained to the appropriate level. We offer training on the above types of counterbalance at all aptitude levels.
Another commonly used lift truck, this vehicle operates with high racking systems, offering maximum lift height with excellent manoeuvrability. The Reach Truck gets its name from the forks which are able to 'reach' out into racking. Courses are available at all aptitude levels.
VERY NARROW AISLE
Operated using wire guidance and sometimes free path, Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) lift trucks are incredibly versatile and allow for the close positioning of high level racking and the optimisation of warehouse space. Courses are available at all aptitude levels.
The Sideloader lift truck is used, as its name suggests, to pick up loads from the side. They are generally used to handle long goods such as timber, piping and sheets. Courses are available at all aptitude levels to provide handlers with the ability to operate large loads in confined spaces.
PEDESTRIAN OPERATED PALLET TRUCK &
RIDER OPERATED ORDER PICKING TRUCK
These lift trucks are used to handle goods at ground level for a variety of tasks (ideal as a load picker), complementing the work of the counterbalance and VNA trucks (which are usually dedicated to one specific task or part of the warehouse). Courses are available at novice, experienced and refresher level to enable the handler to operate safely and efficiently.
PIVOT STEER LIFT TRUCK
Often referred to as a 'Flexi', 'Bendi' or 'Turret' truck, this vehicle is unique in its ability swing the mast to a 90○ angle, allowing it to combine the roles of a counterbalance and VNA. The rotating nature of the Pivot-Steer means that loads will not act in the same way as those on a conventional truck. Training is necessary to ensure loads are carried safely - courses are available at all aptitude levels.
VEHICLE MOUNTED LIFT TRUCK
Commonly referred to as a 'Moffet Mounty', this type of lift truck can be mounted to the back of a vehicle and carried to the delivery site, in turn improving efficiency and saving money. Courses are available at all aptitude levels, covering both the operation of the truck and how to attach and detach the lift truck from the vehicle.
ROUGH TERRAIN MASTED LIFT TRUCK & TELESCOPIC HANDLER
Popular in the construction industry, both of these lift trucks are able to do what others can't in terms of handling materials over bumpy, soft or muddy terrain without getting stuck. Courses are available at all aptitude levels.
VEHICLE MOUNTED HYDRAULIC LOADER
The hydraulic loader allows materials to be directly loaded onto/unloaded from a vehicle, in some cases eliminating the need for a lift truck. Courses are available at novice, experienced and refresher level, equipping handlers with the skills to avoid obstacles and master accuracy when picking up and placing a load.
FLT ASSOCIATED TRAINING
To ensure the safety of everyone involved in warehouse operations, training should extend to non-operators. Whether these are the managers and supervisors responsible for operators, or the banksmen who assist in the movement of lift trucks, they should be fully equipped to minimise the risk of an accident in the workplace and therefore promote a safe working environment, saving money and claims.
FLT INSTRUCTOR COURSES
Our approved, accredited RTITB instructor courses offer experienced operators a direct route into delivering quality lift truck training themselves. They provide individuals with the necessary expertise to instruct in line with industry standards, increasing potential and furthering sector skills and knowledge. Training must be renewed after 5 years to ensure it is up to date with the latest RTITB standards.