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Forklift truck operators load and unload goods deliveries, and move them to and from storage areas in a warehouse or depot.
If you can complete physical tasks quickly and accurately, and you can judge measurements like weights, this job could be ideal for you.
As a forklift truck operator, your main duties would include: loading and unloading goods from vehicles such as lorries or aircraft moving goods packed on pallets or in crates around the storage facility stacking goods in the correct storage bays, following stock control instructions checking loads are secure stacking empty pallets performing daily equipment checks, for example recharging the truck's battery helping to load and unload trucks by hand where necessary performing other warehouse tasks like packing. You could work with various machines including counter-balance trucks, telescopic handlers, side-loading trucks and pedestrian-controlled pallet lifting equipment.
Duration of courses
Novice Operator: Duration 5 Days: For operators who have never previously operated a forklift truck.
Experience Operator: Duration 3 Days: For operators who have experience on a forklift truck but have no certification or their certificate is over 5 years old.
Refresher & Test: Duration 1 Day: For operators who’s certificate is between 3 & 5 years old. Student must be able to produce previous certification on the first day of the course.
With the ever increasing demand on the haulage industry, this is having a knock on effect with the demand for forklift operators.
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