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CPCS A16 Industrial Forklift

What is the course?

The CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) A16 Industrial Forklift course is designed to provide applicants with the skills and theoretical understanding for safe operation of an industrial forklift. Training is provided using classroom and practical instruction to enable you to qualify for your construction industry recognised operator card.

Course Content

Our course provides the knowledge and practical training you need to ensure safe and efficient industrial forklift operation and covers:

  • The role and responsibilities of a plant operator
  • Understanding the principle components, construction and controls of an industrial forklift
  • Regulations, legislation and the operators’ handbook
  • Safety checks pre-use
  • Configuration for travel and how to manoeuvre safely and effectively in small spaces
  • Understanding actions relating to hazards, overhead and underground services
  • Understanding transfer and loads at different volumes, heights and locations
  • Mechanisms for safe placing and removal of loads
  • How to maintain safe and tidy working areas
  • Shut down and securing procedures
  • Loading and unloading for machine transporting

How is the Course Taught and Assessed?

This CPCS A16 Industrial Forklift course is taught through a combination of practical activities and theory. Assessment is by both practical and theory tests.

Who Should Take This Course?

Our industrial fork lift course is suitable for those who have received no formal training on this machinery. It is also suitable for existing operators looking for a course that will refresh your skills and knowledge.

What Qualification Will I Receive?

Upon successful completion of this course and CPCS technical tests trainees are awarded the CPCS Red Trained Operator Card.

Entry Requirements

If you would like to apply for this course you must have passed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test no more than two years before your course date. You also need a good understanding of both written and spoken English.

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