Courses - Fork lift truck Engineer Training
The Fork Lift Truck Association offer a wide range of forklift engineer courses, designed specifically to meet the needs of the fork truck industry.
They are held at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, which recently achieved Grade 1 for Quality Assurance, ensuring it a place among the top handful of training and education establishments in the UK.
A highly practical course for experienced engineers. The course is only open to engineers who can show that they are already able to inspect the automotive, electrical and hydraulic components of a fork truck. The course concentrates on the inspection of chains and forks, current legislation, documentation and the responsibilities of a competent person. Successful candidates are recorded on a central Fork Lift Truck Association register.
This valuable and highly practical course will cover the relevant regulations and working practices to enable engineers to safely carry out electrical connection and isolation - charger wiring - relating to lift trucks.
Engineers who have successfully completed a “Thorough Examination” course are only qualified for a period of 5 years. This revalidation course will bring engineers up to date with current legislation and practices and reaffirm their inspection skills. Successful candidates will be registered for a further 5 years.
The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive and practical introduction to electronic traction control systems. This includes basic principles, theory and component identification, progressing to systems operation. The course is biased towards practical fault finding and testing activities.
This important course explores a variety of Health & Safety issues in the fork truck working environment. Whilst essential for service engineers, it is a valuable source of information and understanding for anyone who works around fork trucks.
Students will gain a knowledge and understanding of fork lift truck electronics in the areas of: starter motor operation, circuits and testing; fundamental principles (induction, conduction, etc); battery technology; use of multimeters; ignition circuits, including TAC, electronic and programmed types; alternator charging systems, circuits and testing.
This course is for the more experienced engineer. It covers a variety of the latest technology currently available, including Separately Excited Motor (SEM) controllers, AC control systems and electronic steering controllers. The course is biased towards practical fault finding and testing activities. During the course engineers will use handheld analysers and laptops to configure a variety of traction controllers.
Engineers will be given instruction on the safe use and fundamental principles of LPG systems covering: bottle handling and storage; couplings; relief valves; vacuum and solenoid shut-off valves; vaporisers and carburettors. To include associated testing and fault finding.
The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding on the operation of SCR and MOSFET traction control systems. The course is biased towards practical fault finding and testing activities. During the course the engineers will be shown how to use hand-held analysers and laptops to configure a variety of traction controllers.
Conforms to Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) rules for accreditation, to provide a detailed analysis of the CFTS Quality Assurance Procedural Code helping to ensure a sound understanding of the Thorough Examination process. Meets the specific needs of Thorough Examination Managers and their deputies, but may also be of value to other managers with responsibility for CFTS related activities.