CPCS - Rough Terrain Forklift

Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Rough Terrain Forklift, to enable the candidate to competently and safely operate the machine and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Operating the machine on all normal tasks for which it is designed

  • Deciding whether a particular load is safe to lift

  • Carrying out routine plant servicing procedures and maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions

  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedure

  • Preparing and driving the machine on public highways, and loading in onto a transporter in accordance with the requirements of the Road Traffic Acts

  • The purpose and capabilities of the machine and any relevant safety precautions necessary for its operation

  • How the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved

  • The effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability

  • The loading, storage and transit of representative materials

  • The basis construction of pallets

  • The permitted loading of scaffolds


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 4-5 days.



To obtain the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card all candidates must pass the Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Technical Theory Test and Technical Practical Test. 

CPCS - Theory Test Questions