Forklift Awareness Training


This non-examination course serves as an introduction to the basic principals of lifting so that managers and supervisors have a better understanding of the challenges and issues surrounding safe use of forklifts. The course is aimed at process managers, maintenance managers, logistics managers, construction managers, project managers and all supervisors etc who have exposure to and/or responsibility for lifting operations.

A key aim is to clarify and outline responsibilities in terms of safety, planning, inspection, day to day operation and record keeping. We can tailor the course to suit bespoke requirements and large or small groups.

Student Materials:

Forklift Awareness Training Manual
Supplemental Handouts and Related Materials

Types of Equipment Covered

Hi-Lift Truck / Vertical Mast Forklift/ Pedestal Forklift
Low -Lift Truck
Narrow Aisle Rider Truck
Rough Terrain Forklifts
Container / Top Loaders
Attachments and Accessories


Course duration is typically one to two days depending on course to be delivered.

Standards Covered

In general terms OSHA/ANSI and LOLER/BS standards are covered.

Typical Topics Covered

Initial group survey to establish depth of knowledge
Terminology and Definitions
Operator Qualifications, Responsibilities and Conduct
Operator Controls
Safe Operating Practices
Pre-Operational Inspections
Equipment Care and General Maintenance
Forklift Accident Causes and Prevention
Operational Limitations
Load Chart Interpretation
Warning Labels and Decals
Manufacturer's Specifications
History Files
Equipment Operational / Load Testing
Telehandler Safety Procedures
Container Top Loader Safety Procedures
Record keeping requirments.

Examination and Certificates

This is not an examination course. CIT Ghana certificates of attendence will be issue to all attendees.