Forklift Course

I use forklifts and self-propelled equipment



The forklift course provides useful information for the safe use of forklifts and self-propelled equipment.

Legislative Decree 81/08 requires users of this equipment to attend a forklift course. The State-Regions Conference Agreement of 02/22/2012 detailed the duration and contents of the course. The training includes both a theoretical part and a practical part. The practical part is differentiated based on the type of self-propelled trolley (self-propelled industrial trolley, self-propelled telescopic arm trolleys, rotary telescopic self-propelled trolleys/lifts/elevators).

Theoretical and practical tests will be carried out to evaluate the knowledge acquired during the course; a participation/training/qualification certificate will be issued to those who successfully pass them.

Forklift License

The forklift license, or forklift license, is issued at the end of the training. The license corresponds to the training certificate, as it is the same document.

Choose one of the modes below:

Check the next available dates, then fill out the corresponding registration form.

Starting from 5 members; request a quote for info and costs.

    Legal – Regulatory Module
    • Regulatory panorama regarding Safety and Hygiene in the Workplace with particular reference to the legal provisions regarding the use of work equipment (Legislative Decree 81/08). Operator’s responsibility.
    Technical Module
    • Types and characteristics of the various types of vehicles for internal transport: from manual pallet trucks to counterweight front forklifts.
    • Main risks associated with the use of self-propelled trolleys: falling loads, overturning, overturning, collisions of people with the load or with mobile elements of the trolley, risks linked to the environment (obstacles, power lines, etc.), risks linked to use of different forms of energy (electrical, hydraulic, etc.).
    • Elementary notions of physics: basic notions for the evaluation of moved loads, equilibrium conditions of a body.
    • Stability (concept of the center of gravity of the load and the first degree lever). Tipping lines. Static and dynamic stability and influence due to the mobility of the trolley and the working environment (centrifugal and inertia forces). Forklift capacity.
      Self-propelled forklift technology: terminology, general characteristics and main components. Mechanisms, their characteristics, their function and operating principles.
    • Main components: forks and/or gripping elements (additional equipment, etc.). Lifting masts (simplex – duplex – triplex – quadruplex – etc., with free lift or not). Driving position with description of the seat, control elements (levers, pedals, steering column and steering wheel, parking brake, main key switch, emergency switch), signaling devices (horn, reverse beep, warning lights , work lights, etc.) and control (instruments and operating lights). Brakes (parking and service brake). Wheels and types of tyres: differences for the various types of use, steering and driving wheels. Energy sources (accumulator batteries or internal combustion engines). Counterweight.
    • Battery charging systems: rectifiers and safety measures regarding methods of use also in relation to the environment.
    • Control and safety devices: identification of control devices and their operation, identification of safety devices and their function. Active and passive protection systems.
    • Equilibrium conditions: factors and elements that influence stability. Flow rates (nominal/actual). Illustration and reading of nominal and actual flow rate plates, tables or diagrams. Influence of conditions of use on nominal flow characteristics. Driving aids (load indicators and other indicators, etc.).
    • Checks and maintenance: daily and periodic checks (general condition and test, masts, equipment, driving position, brakes, wheels and steering, battery or engine, safety devices). Illustration of the importance of correct use of the use and maintenance manuals supplied with the truck.
    • How to safely use self-propelled trolleys: handling procedures. Safety signs in the workplace. Safety procedure during movement and parking of the vehicle. Traffic: obstacles, pedestrian paths, intersections, bottlenecks, gates, gaps, slopes, etc. Work in particular conditions, i.e. outdoors, on slippery terrain and on slopes and with poor visibility. Driving knowledge. Regulations on circulation, load handling, storage, etc. Knowledge of the possible health and safety risks associated with driving the forklift and in particular the related risks:
      a) the working environment;
      b) the man/machine relationship;
      c) the driver’s state of health.
      Knowledge of the technical, organizational and behavioral and personal protection methods suitable for preventing risks.

    Practical module
    • Illustration, following the instructions for use of the trolley, of the various components and safety devices.
    • Maintenance and daily and periodic checks required by law and as indicated in the forklift’s instructions for use.
    • Guide of the trolley on a test route to highlight the correct maneuvers when empty and loaded (correct position on the trolley, picking up the load, transport in various situations, stopping the trolley, etc.).

    Legislative references: articles. 37 paragraph 7 and 73 Legislative Decree 81/08 and subsequent amendments. and Agreement of the State-Regions Conference on work equipment of 22 February 2012

    Recipients: workers employed in the use of forklifts or self-propelled equipment, self-employed workers, employers

    Duration: 12 hours

    Type of training: classroom / home course

    Locations: at our headquarters in Lecce or at home

    Training certificate: certificate valid throughout Italy, for the purposes of the legislation in question

    Requirements: understanding of the Italian language

    Update: every 5 years, update forklifts