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JOB TITLE

Forklift Driver

WORK LOCATION

Dartford

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Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Coventry

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Derby

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Birmingham

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Tooting Broadway

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Chiswick

JOB TITLE

Labourers

WORK LOCATION

London

JOB TITLE

General labourer

WORK LOCATION

Richmond

Forklift driver job overview

Forklift drivers are responsible for a number of duties these include:

  • Operate forklift or other hand truck
  • Use wireless RF scanning equipment to ensure accuracy of inventory
  • Follow quality and customer service standards set forth by the company
  • Perform cycle counts as required
  • Pick, wrap and stage orders to be shipped
  • Inspect and perform maintenance of forklifts and other material handling equipment
  • Identify safety hazards in the workplace
  • Consolidate partial pallets for incoming goods

Skills required

  • GCSEs or equivalent required
  • 2+ years’ experience operating powered forklifts
  • Knowledge of various material-handling equipment an asset
  • Proficient in mathematics
  • Strong understanding of Health and Safety regulations
  • Possess a high regard for safety in the workplace
  • Able to lift 50 pounds unassisted

FAQs

What qualifications do you need to be a forklift driver?

Forklift operators are often trained on the job or sent on a training course. In the UK there is not an official government’ forklift licence’, but companies are required to have approved written documentation to show you are suitably trained

How long does it take to train as a forklift driver?

It takes around 3 years to become a fully qualified forklift driver and you will often need a refresher course every 3-5 years.

How much do forklift drivers earn?

As a forklift driver, you can expect to earn around £24,000 a year. Pay doesn’t change much as your experience increases.

Are forklift drivers in demand?

Yes forklift drivers are highly valued as they are always needed on larger construction projects.

Can you become a forklift driver without an apprenticeship?

Yes, you do not need an apprenticeship to become a forklift driver but you will need to carry out the correct training.

What are the Working Hours of a forklift driver?

Most forklift drivers work from 9-6, however many jobs may require you to work on the weekend or at different times of the day.

What are day-to-day tasks of a forklift driver?

  • Move merchandize from one place to another using the forklift
  • Operate other mechanical devices and/or other controls that operate lifting devices like lift beams
  • Load, unload, move, and pack materials
  • Inspect products to be moved for accuracy, and safely move them to warehouse or factory
  • Load and offload materials onto and off pallets skids, and vehicles
  • Place the forklift and other lifting tools over, under, or around loaded boxes, pallets, or skids
  • Ensure that materials loaded to be transported are secure
  • Ensure that products are safely moved to designated areas
  • Weigh merchandize and record weight or other production data on labels or tags
  • Observe and comply with quality, environment, health, and safety procedures
  • Personally check all quality descriptions of the merchandize to be moved
  • Ensure that the products are properly stacked
  • Carry out routine checks on the forklift and other devices
  • Report to the warehouse manager or supervisor
  • Stack and empty inbound shipments
  • Build, pick, and pack of pallets

Why is there a high demand for health and safety advisors’ in the UK?

Demand in the construction industry will always be high in the UK with construction becoming the largest growing sector new jobs will always be available.(link to construction growth)

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