CDX Forklift Technician Level 1


This is a short skills program: Uses the CBMT Framework.

Diesel technology or heavy equipment mechanics. The learners receive theoretical; classroom based education. There will need to be practical exposure within the business environment to reinforce the concepts taught.

As you prepared to work in the forklift industry, you’ll need to learn a whole new vocabulary terms like hygroscopic, asymmetrical, reciprocating motion and volumetric efficiency are just a few examples of the new vocabulary you will need to master. Just as healthcare professionals need to know how each of the body’s system functions, the organs that make up the system and how to diagnose an issue, forklift technicians need to have the same level of understanding about forklifts. You will also need to master the metric system.

Knowing the correct forklift industry terminology and concepts will help you fit into your new work environment as well as communicate accurately with customers, suppliers and co – workers. You will also be able to complete job cards, part requisitions and warranty paperwork as you maintain, diagnose and repair forklifts. The term forklift is used generally to include forklifts fitted with internal combustion engines, electric forklifts, lift trucks, reach trucks, side loaders and rough terrain forklifts.

Topics Covered

This is the first course which introduces you to the forklift industry. This course covers 13 chapters.

Technical training in a classroom setting and hands-on field training goes hand-in-hand. New field service technicians will need to learn what forklift models specifically are used in the environment, etc. KATS can assist with the technical training aspects of forklifts.

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Introduction to Training in The Forklift Industry: Chapter 1
Safety and First Aid in The Workshop: Chapter 2
Identifying Fluids, Lubricants, Metals and Materials: Chapter 3
Care and Use of Tools Applicable to the Trade: Chapter 4
Identifying Locking Devices: Chapter 5
Identifying and Fixing Gaskets and Seals: Chapter 6
Applying Basic Hand Skills: Chapter 7
Introduction to Forklifts and Forklift Technology: Chapter 8
Understanding the Fundamentals of Lubrication Systems: Chapter 9
Understanding Basic Electricity, the Testing and Repairing Circuits: Chapter 10
Using Lifting Equipment: Chapter 11
Perform a Service on a Forklift: Chapter 12
Fusing Metals: Chapter 13
Workplace Communication: Chapter 14