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Pre-use checks lessons at 4KS Forklift Training

Pre-use checks

Pre use inspections of a truck is a very crucial part of most companies’ Safe Systems of Work.

Pre-use checks are vital to ensuring your trucks are in safe working order. It is important that these are carried out prior to use daily as they can identify issues with the truck and so that we can identify and rectify the issues before any of these issues could lead to serious or costly problems and sometimes fatality.

It is the responsibility of every operator to ensure that pre use inspections are being carried out prior to use of any MHE equipment’s. These checks should be carried out on a regular basis and correctly. Also, it is employers’ responsibilities that these checks are being carried out properly and regular basis and the pre use inspections logs are being kept maintained.

At 4KS Forklift Training we carry out a pre use inspection lesson as part of our basic training. Every individual is trained by our qualified RTITB instructors on how to carry out a pre use inspection correctly and thoroughly.

Why is it important for companies and operators to carry out pre use inspections?

Mainly because of safety and not forgetting the word compliance and we could also add cost. Most importantly for operators if they can detect a fault early, they could potentially avoid an accident which would cause injuries to them or people that could be around them.

For employers it is very important that they make sure the checks are being carried out to ensure no one gets hurt and the damages to the trucks decrease. Regular pre use inspections could also help companies cut down cost on repairs as the repairs could be very costly sometimes for employers. The hydraulics is one of the checks where there are most common faults and which results in to massive clean up operation for business as a potential burst in hydraulic pipes could cause in severe oil leak and make a lot of work for employers to carry out a mass clean up operation. Each fail of operation could potentially cause employers as much as a four-figure sum.

From an employer’s perspective it is employer’s responsibility that these checks are being carried out and on a regular basis as this is very vital. Forklift trucks must be properly maintained and inspected at suitable intervals suggested by the law.

How do you carry out and record them?

It is a recommendation that pre use inspections should be carried out by operators prior to taking control of a forklift truck. Encouraging operators to carry out pre use inspections will not only benefit them it would benefit the employers to as this will allow them to ensure that the truck can do the task they expect. Also, it would encourage operators to take responsibility for their own health and safety and people that around them.

Some of the forklift pre use inspections could include the following:

• Tyres and wheels
• Brakes and steering
• Fluid levels
• Battery and charger
• Hydraulics
• Seat/Seat mechanism
• Forks
• Load chains

A good pre use inspection log will allow operators to record their findings during a pre shift check which will then also display to other users to whether the truck is safe to operate or if it is out of use.

Employers need to ensure that once pre shift checks have been completed the logs are securely stored as this may be required in the event of truck failure or safety audits.

What should you do if you identify a defect?

If an operator detects any fault during pre-use inspection they should inform to their supervisor or line manager immediately and put the truck out of use so no other people can operate it till it gets fixed.

At 4KS Forklift Training

We ensure all operators are adequately trained on how to carry out a pre use inspection thoroughly and in details. We ensure that our candidates completely understand the importance of pre use inspection.

Brilliant start to the year 2020 at 4KS Forklift Training Centre

This year has been a great start we have had candidates traveling to our training centre for there training courses from all around the UK. We are very proud to say that our customer satisfaction level is high, and this is proven by our 5-Star rating reviews on google and yell. We aim to deliver the best training services to our candidates. We ensure this by having our training session delivered by our fully qualified RTITB Instructors.

We also various courses such as the novice operator course for people that have never had any experience on the truck and are starting from scratch.

We also offer Semi-Experience course where operators have had some sort of experience on the lift truck in previous years.

We also offer Refresher courses for candidates that have been operating the truck for many years and need to refresh their license.

We also offer conversion courses for operators who want to convert their license into other lift trucks. For example, if you have a counterbalance lift truck you could take a conversion course on the reach truck.

If you are looking and interested in getting a forklift license get in touch with our team call us on 0121 294 9395 and let one of our friendly team members help and guide you further.

We offer candidates with counterbalance, reach truck, VNA, LLOP, Bendi and Scissor Lift courses.

We also offer candidates the Forklift Instructors Course which can completely change people career, If you are looking for a career change why not look in to our option of becoming an forklift instructor course.

Instructors at 4KS Forklift Training provide the highest level of training according to latest RTITB Standards and following all Health and Safety Regulations.

4KS Forklift Training has fully qualified instructors who carry out training at our fully accredited training centre. We are in Birmingham West Midlands. Our instructors are highly qualified and have vast amount of experience. 4KS offers our clients on site training as well as training in our training centre. We offer various courses such as Novice, Refresher, Experienced operator course and Conversion courses.

We also have various Forklift trucks such as the Counterbalance lift truck, Reach truck, LLOP, VNA and Bendi truck. We offer courses in bundles sometimes where it costs our clients less money to get more licenses. The demand for forklift license is gradually growing every year. This year in 2020 4KS aims to provide the highest level of training to all our clients and ensure they get the best experience of their life’s when training at 4KS.

We have fantastic offers available for clients. If you are interested in obtaining a forklift license do not hesitate to contact us on 0121 294 9395 and one of our sales representatives will help and guide you.

Looking for a change in career?

Looking for a change in career?
We at 4KS Forklift Training are proud to announce a new opportunity we could offer to everyone out there we are now fully qualified to offer train the trainer instructor course at brilliant and affordable rates which will be fully RTITB Accredited course. We also offer everyone out there with a finance option to pay for the course!! With finance you could pay back affordable monthly payments.

The course runs for 10 Days, accredited and examined course with RTITB Accreditation at the end of training is provided.

3/4 Days Re- Registration course Aimed at instructors who seek to train operators To Accredited standards, either in-house or on a commercial basis. Read more

On-site Training with 4KS Forklift Training

We at 4KS pride ourselves with providing the highest level of forklift training. We offer all sorts of MHE training ranging from counterbalance, reach truck, VNA, LLOP and Bendi. We have qualified instructors who are fully qualified and equipped with the RTITB qualification. We at 4KS provide fully accredited licenses as well as in-house licenses for companies. We deliver our training services at our training centre as well as our customer’s premises. We have instructors from different backgrounds which helps when training people from different cultures. Read more

4KS forklift training courses

Training at 4KS

We provide high level of training courses. We provide different types of forklift courses. Such as the counterbalance, Reach truck, PPT/LLOP, Bendi and VNA truck training. If you are looking for a forklift course, we offer various training packages on a very competitive price. Our training centre is based in West Midlands. 4ks also delivers on-site training for companies that required people to be trained on forklifts at their workplace. We have fully RTITB qualified instructors who are very flexible and work around our candidate’s timings. We provide the latest flt training techniques and methods.

If you are looking for forklift cost, you could give us an email and we promise to price match anyone. We provide people with fully RTITB accredited license. Read more

4KS forklift training centre is disability confident committed

We at 4KS totally believe that everyone should be given equal opportunity when it comes to getting a job or even when it comes to looking for a training course. Our qualified instructors have been to a course where they have been trained shown how to help people with disabilities when it comes to learning. We believe and will thrive for this cause as we are in to help the movement of change and encourage all employers out there start thinking about disability differently and act upon recruiting new staff members. Read more

This week training session at 4KS.

This week has been a great week for us at 4KS Forklift Training Centre. We had a full house this week, people coming all the way from Coventry and Stourbridge for their training course. People have been taking special offers on our counterbalance and reach truck courses and PPT. We had a very good time with the candidates, and they were well happy with our instructors training. We at 4KS pride ourselves with providing the best training service possible and we ensure this as we have fully RTITB qualified instructors at our training site. We have a 98% pass rate and we are improving on this even more. Our training centre has a 5-Star google rating review as well as 5-Star yell.com reviews. We have fantastic offers available for next week so if you want to book yourself a training course with 4KS call us today on 0121 294 9395. Also stay alert we have been working on an exciting project and it should be revealed soon, for our 4KS customers. Read more

Happy Candidates at 4KS Forklift Training Centre

This week is going great at our Forklift training centre. We have candidates come in for their novice courses as well as their refresher training courses. We at 4KS provide various type of courses ranging from Novice, Refresher, Conversion and Experience operator courses. We have fully RTITB qualified instructors who ensure our candidates get the best training possible and all the requirement information. Our instructors are very flexible hence why we offer training 7 days a week as well as evening courses. If you are interested and want to obtain a forklift truck license call us today on 0121 294 9395 and let one of our helpful staff members help you with your query. Read more

Training Session at 4KS

This week has been a great week for us at 4KS Forklift Training Centre. We had a full house this week, people coming all the way from Coventry and Stourbridge for their training course. People have been taking special offers on our counterbalance and reach truck courses and PPT. We had a very good time with the candidates, and they were well happy with our instructors training. We at 4KS pride ourselves with providing the best training service possible and we ensure this as we have fully RTITB qualified instructors at our training site. We have a 98% pass rate and we are improving on this even more. Our training centre has a 5-Star google rating review as well as 5-Star yell.com reviews. We have fantastic offers available for next week so if you want to book yourself a training course with 4KS call us today on 0121 294 9395. #fltlicense Read more