What is the Vehicle MHE Forklift JCB (524-50 Op RAF Course?

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train RAF personnel or RAF Authorised Civilian Contractors to be competent and qualified MHE Forklift Rough Terrain Operators. This course is delivered using the JCB 524-50 (Light) platform in both forklift and bucket/shovel attachment configuration including ISO load and unload training.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Any rank or grade.
  • Students must have an authorised LGV category C driver licence.
  • Students must have completed Defence General Service Driver (DGSD) Module 1 conversion training or equivalent qualification.


Seven (7) working days, with twenty five (25) courses per year.


Defence School of Transport Leconfield.

Outline of Course

Students will be taught to drive and operate a JCB 524-50 Rough Terrain Forklift Truck. The following will also be taught:

  • Identifying vehicle components.
  • Manoeuvring in a controlled environment.
  • Preparation of the vehicle for transportation.
  • The stacking and de-stacking of loads in a controlled environment.
  • Driver/operator maintenance responsibilities.

Qualifications Gained

Vehicle MHE Forklift Rough Terrain Operator RAF (JCB 524-50) Competency.


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