Order Picker Trucks – Medium & High LevelRelated image

Course Syllabus

Ratio: 1 Machine: 3 Trainees: 1 Instructor

Duration:

Refresher Course – 1 day

3 Experienced Operators – 3 days

2 Experienced Operators – 2 days

3 Novice Operators – 5 days

2 Novice Operators – 4 days

1 Novice Operator – 3 days

Definition: Experienced = Operators with approx 6 months experience but no certificate

Note: The term Medium Level Order Picking Trucks refers to trucks with a maximum lift height or 1195mm to the operator floor level. This type of machine does not require side guard rails, fall arrest system or emergency evacuation harness.

The term High Level Order Picking Trucks refers to trucks elevating the operator above 1199mm to the operator floor level. These trucks only operate with side guard protection about 1195mm they also require to be fitted with an emergency harness.

This type of machine is a single person operated machine. No accompaniment of the operator should be allowed unless a risk assessment has taken place and specific measures have been taken especially for emergency evacuation purposes. It is also advisable to consult with the machine manufacturers recommendations.

It is advised that all candidates be suitably trained in accordance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 prior to the attendance of order-picking truck training.

1. AIM

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a medium level order picking truck (elevation of operator no more than 2.5 meters). Elevation greater than 2m brings the truck into the E3 group.

2. ELEMENTS

The course will compromise theoretical and practical instruction on the Order Picker covering the following :

2.1 Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

2.2 Operators Safety Code

2.3 Battery maintenance and charging procedures

2.4 Pre-shift checks

2.5 Factors affecting stability

2.6 Motive controls

2.7 Hydraulic controls

2.8 Manoeuvring in open and confined areas

2.9 Order picking at different levels

2.10 Order Picking with laden and unladen pallets

3. KNOWLEDGE

On completion of training candidates will have a theoretical understanding on the Order Picker covering the following : –

3.1 Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

3.2 Operators safety code

3.3 Battery maintenance and charging procedures

3.4 Pre-shift checks

3.5 Factors affecting stability

3.6 Manoeuvring in open and confined areas

3.7 Picking and placing of orders

3.8 Working at Height regulations

4. SKILL

On completion of training on the Order Picker the candidate will be able to: –

4.1 Drive and operate the order picker safely and efficiently

4.2 Stack and destack at various levels in a safe and competent manner

4.3 Carry out pre-use checks to ensure the equipment is in a safe condition

4.4 Carry out battery maintenance and charging procedures

4.5 Pick and place individual goods

4.6 Escape