Forklift training

Accreditation TETA
Unit Standard
5 Day's / 1 Refresher

Many forklift-related accidents are attributed to operator carelessness or the operator being unfamiliar with their forklift operating equipment.

Forklift certification helps ensure that forklift operators are trained and aware of the risks and dangers associated with operating a forklift in their environment.

Studies show that businesses that implement proper forklift training programs for their operators and perform daily pre-shift inspections are more likely to reduce forklift accidents in addition to helping lower their downtime and costs. Additionally, the pre-shift inspections can help identify maintenance issues to further increase forklift life, develop operator skills and potentially lower forklift downtime.

The goal of OSHA forklift certification is to reduce the number of injuries due to unsafe lift truck usage in the workplace.

what are the requirements?

Physically able and capable of operating the lifting machine /equipment

Be at least 18 years of age.

General Education and Training Certificate, Grade 7

Before commencement of training kindly provide IQ with the following:

A declaration or certificate from the employer confirming the medical fitness of persons undergoing training.

An eye test results issued by a person trained to carry out such tests, confirming that the learner has adequate day and night vision, and depth perception


A valid Professional Driver’s Permit can also be accepted in lieu of the eye test results.

Confirmation that learner shall wear the required personal protective equipment as prescribed under the General Safety Regulation 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act during training.

How long is my certificate valid for?

Your certificate is valid for 1 year.

Delegates are required to renew their certificate within 1 month of expiry or they will be required to complete the full course again.

Re-certification takes 1 day


IQ provides: The re-certification training shall comprise a minimum of 4 hours theoretical instruction with special focus on safety and 1 hour practical training and assessment under a ratio of 1:1 assessor supervision.

Training of Novice

Learners without prior certification applicable to a specific lifting machine/equipment code shall be trained for a minimum of 40 hours of which 50% should be practical knowledge.

How long is my certification valid for?

Carry Card: will be issued for a period of 24 months

What will I receive?

Professional animated videos of the complete course content in short video lessons.

Complete training guide

Workbook to support the learning

Series video demonstrating operation techniques.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment – Quiz after sections of content to test your understanding on the theory.

Practical: Demonstration of competence and completion of all workplace exercises

Summative assessment: Online monitored assessment