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Practical training for Cornish Business

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Forklift operations

Tractors and Industrial Vehicles

Tractors and lift trucks are essential tools for many businesses. To use them effectively and safely, it is essential that operators are adequately trained. The courses available are suitable for users in a wide range of industries and work environments.

Tractor driving

Complete beginner

Basic tractor driving (agricultural and compacts)

  • Personal safety
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Mounting and dismounting
    • Machine knowledge
    • Use of manufacturer's handbook
    • Safe stop procedure
  • Observation
    • All-round checks
    • Direction of travel
  • General safety
    • Pre-start checks
    • Controls and instrumentation
    • Use of handbrake
    • Move-off procedure
    • Use of gears and speed
    • Manoeuvring
  • Hitching
    • Use of fixed attachments (if applicable)
    • Correct procedure using the pick-up hitch
    • Correct procedure using the drawbar
    • 3-point linkage and hydraulics
    • Safety
  • PTO operation (not for 13-16 year-olds)
    • Correct fitting procedures
    • Guarding
    • Knowledge
  • Travelling
    • Manoeuvring with trailed implements
    • Manoeuvring with mounted implements
  • General
    • Safety
    • Security of loads
    • Legislation

Tractors on slopes

As above, plus:

  • Slope assessment
    • Grip test
    • Evaluation of angle of slope
    • Evaluation of machine in use
    • Safety

Front end loader

  • Attaching a mounted front-end loader
  • Attaching a bucket, muck fork, pallet forks, etc. to the loader (as appropriate)
  • Using the loader correctly and organising working area for efficient operations
  • Leaving unattached implements in a safe state

Tractor-mounted hedge trimmer

 

Lift trucks - Industrial Masted, Rough Terrain masted / telescopic

Complete beginner

Novices (some experience)

Experienced operators

Corrective training and reassessment

Topics covered are:

  • Starting and stopping
    • Visual checks and maintenance
    • Mounting and dismounting
    • Controls and instruments
    • Start and move off
    • Safe stopping and parking
  • Operating
    • Stability
    • Load centres
    • Rating and derating
  • General driving
    • Use of controls and instruments
    • All-round observation
    • Acceleration and braking
    • Positioning, turning and straightening
    • Rear end swing
    • Hydraulic controls
    • Use of handbrake
    • Use of horn
    • Ramps and hills
  • Pallet work
    • Positioning truck
    • Use of lift and tilt boom
    • Positioning fork
    • Use of controls and instruments
    • Use of handbrake
    • Driving with pallet
    • Stacking and destacking
    • Loading and checking vehicles
    • Side shift and swing in
    • Undercutting
  • Bulk materials
    • Changing attachments
    • Stability and positioning
    • Use of horn
    • Use of lift and tilt boom
    • Loading high-sided vehicles
    • Use of traction aids for driving on rough terrain
  • Legal requirements.
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