This pedestrian lift truck training course is suitable for novice and/ or experienced pedestrian truck operators. The course offers theoretical and practical knowledge to allow trainees to safely operate Pedestrian Truck Machinery. All trainees will be accredited to ITSSAR standards.

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Pedestrian Lift Truck Course Syllabus

Pedestrian, Straddle Pallet & Rider Pallet Stackers

ABA Workplace Transport Groups – A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, D2


Novice Operators              3 days

Experienced Operators  1 day

Refresh & Test                    1 day

Ratio: 1 Machine: 3 Trainees: 1 Instructor

1. Aim

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a pedestrian rider lift truck.

2. Elements

The Pedestrian Truck course will comprise theoretical and practical instruction 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-use checks

2.5      Factors affecting stability

2.6      Motive controls

2.7      Hydraulic controls

2.8      Manoeuvring in open and confined areas

2.9      Stacking at different levels

2.10    Destacking with laden and unladen pallets

2.11    Lorry Loading and unloading

3. Knowledge

On completion of the Pedestrian Truck course candidates will have a theoretical understanding of 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-Use checks

3.5      Factors affecting stability

3.6      Stacking and destacking in open and confined areas

3.7      Lorry loading and unloading

4. Skills

On completion of the Pedestrian Truck course the candidate will be able to:

4.1      Drive and operate the lift truck 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      Load and unload vehicles.