Forklift trucks are widely used in warehouses, logistics centres, large shops, production or industrial halls. They make it easy to move loads placed on pallets, while at the same time speeding up work and improving safety. To operate the equipment, a course in forkliftduring which the participant acquires the necessary theoretical knowledge and practice at the operator's workplace.

Forklift steering involves controlling the movement of the vehicle and, in addition, the mast and forks, which are responsible for lifting and lowering loads. Steering is analogous to driving a car. A steering wheel is used, as well as brake and accelerator pedals. Some models are additionally equipped with a clutch. Most vehicles have two gears - a slow one and a faster one - and can move forwards and backwards.

Forklifts are also manoeuvrable and have a small turning radius, which makes them very easy to operate between shelves and in other narrow spaces. The manoeuvres are also precise, but due to their weight, the vehicles must be steered carefully at the same time, as they are more likely to tip over when loaded to their maximum capacity. Manoeuvres at high speed and full load are prohibited. Proper steering is taught by forklift operator course, which familiarises participants with the correct regulations for operating the equipment.

In order to obtain a forklift licence, which is issued by UDT Warsaw at our classes in ERGON Personnel Training Center or through other units, it is necessary to pass a practical exam, which consists of the correct execution of manoeuvres without a load and with a load. The completed forklift operator course entitles the holder to work in the position. Awarded . UDT qualifications are valid indefinitely and also entitle you to work abroad.

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Correct control techniques


Load handling
Handling a loaded forklift


Rules of safe operation


Knowledge base for construction


on forklifts