Forklift Operator With (Manual Handling & Safepass)

Forklift Operator With (Manual Handling & Safepass)
23 January 2023
Est. Reading: 4 minutes

Forklift Operator With (Manual Handling & Safepass) is an ETB  short course developed to provide learners with the skills required to work as a general operative, ground workers, plant & heavy goods operators in the construction industry, or to progress onto further education and training in Logistics & Distribution.

Education and Training Boards manage and operate Community National Schools, Post-Primary Schools, Further Education (FE) colleges, and a range of adult and further education centres delivering education and training programmes.

Attending a Full-time Tipperary ETB Course, Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.1 Can I do this course if I am not in receipt of a social welfare payment?
Yes, you can do attend a course whether you are in receipt of a social welfare payment or not. Where a course is at full capacity, priority will be given to those on the live register.

Q.2 Am I entitled to a Training Allowance?
Yes, if you are in receipt of an eligible social welfare payment e.g. Jobseekers Allowance. In most instances the training allowance replaces your social welfare payment for the duration of the course.

Q.3 How much is the course?
Course are fully funded, so without any charge to you, plus training materials are provided by Tipperary ETB e.g. Safety Boots & PPE.

Q.4 How many hours a day is a full-time course?
Generally, a full-time course is Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm, and 9.00am to 1.00pm on a Friday.

Q.5 I am travelling for the course, is there any travel allowance available?
For persons travelling over 5km from their home to the course venue, a travel allowance is available, this a contribution to the costs and is calculated when a learner starts training.

Q.6 I have children, is there support for Childcare?
Persons attending a full-time Further Education and Training course maybe entitled to childcare support under the National Childcare Scheme, you can apply for this through your MyGov.ie account.


  • Education: Learners do not need any previous formal qualification. Have the minimum requirement of a valid Safe Pass Card.
  • Aptitude: Learners do not need any previous formal qualification. Have the minimum requirement of a valid Safe Pass Card.
  • Previous Experience: Some forklift experience preferred

 Forklift Operator With (Manual Handling & Safepass)

Title Award Awarding Body
Manual Handling
RTITB - Forklift Reach Operator Certificate Forklift Reach Certificate (RTITBR) RTITB
RTITB - Forklift Counterbalance Operator Certificate Forklift Counterbalance Certificate (RTITB1) RTITB
Power Pallet Truck Electric Pallet/Stacker Truck (RTITB-EPST) RTITB
Career Planning And Job Seeking Skills - Gfw


The aim of the programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to appreciate the importance of workplace safety. It is designed to develop skills in handling workplace items and safety equipment safely and effectively.

On completion of the training programme learners will be able to:-

State the planned outcomes and the conditions attached to attendance on the course; apply good safety, health and hygiene practices; state the basic principle involved in environmental issues and explain the meaning of equal opportunities.

Operate a counterbalance forklift truck safely and efficiently in line with the manufacturer's guidelines and current health and safety regulations and guidelines.

Operate a reach forklift truck safety and efficiently in line with the manufacturer's guidelines and current health and safety guidelines and regulations.


- Manual Handling

- Safepass

An Introduction to the LCi Training Course Portfolio will take place on 26/01/2023 - 15:00 and is presented by Trevor McSharry - Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction - Atlantic Technological University.

This presentation will provide and introduction to the LCi Course Portfolio which consists of the LCi White Belt, LCi Yellow Belt and LCI Green Belt. Some background will be provided to outline how the programmes were developed to address industry needs and a case study will be discussed. The process for trainer nomination and quality assurance will also be addressed. LCi are delighted to make these training programmes available and hope that they will set the standard for lean construction training in Ireland.

Introduction to the LCi Training Course Portfolio

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Lean Construction  (LCi) is a community of learning and practice that advocates for the transformation of the Irish construction sector through the adoption of Lean thinking and practices by the entire sector to enable and sustain enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for all stakeholders in the value chain.

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Construction Jobs Expo will take place on 13th May 2023 at the RDS, Dublin. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

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Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.

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