Price: £POA


*Dates on application 

Aim of the course

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating an Industrial Forklift Truck, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests. 

Course content

  • Counterbalance training including the basic construction and components of the machine
  • Operator’s handbook, including manufacturer instructions and applicable legislation
  • How to load the machine correctly, ensuring load integrity and security
  • Travel with the machine in confined areas, in both a loaded and unloaded state. This will include forward and reverse directions and how to set the forklift for various loads
  • Safe working parameters
  • Loading and unloading procedures, including on and off a transporter
  • Placing and retrieving loads from a range of locations, including vehicle beds and trailers
  • How to configure the forklift for various situations, including travel
  • Pre-use, post-use and running checks

Who should attend

The A16 Industrial Forklift Truck course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating an Industrial Forklift

COurse OVerview

  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use plant checks
  • Explain need and function of appropriate documentation
  • Configure and ready for travel
  • Travel to and Manoeuvre in confined spaces (with and without loads)
  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Lift and remove various loads using the full working height of the forklift
  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations
  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


2 Day Course (1 Days Training & 1 Day Testing)

3 Day Course (2 Days Training & 1 Day Testing)

4 Day Course (3 Days Training & 1 Day Testing)


On site – Apple Construction Training Centre

Off site – Contact a member of our sales team on 01295 770 789 for any queries.

Entry Requirements

To be able to enter and complete this course  you must have the following contents with you.

  • NI Number
  • Existing CSCS Card Number
  • Valid ID
  • In-date CITB HS&E Touch Screen Test*
  • Understanding to be able to read, write and speak English to a good level

*Delegates MUST have in-date CITB Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test which has been completed within two years of the course examination date. 


Mixture of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises, followed by one day assessment. 


Successful candidate will receive a Red CPCS Trained Operator Card on passing the CPCS technical tests. The card is valid for two years and for the availability to upgrade to Blue CPCS Card upon the completion of an NVQ Level 2 within the two years.

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