Course Syllabus

Rider Transportable Lift Trucks

Duration :

Novice Operator ~ 5 days

Experienced Operator ~ 3 days

Conversion Course ~ 2 days

Ratio :  1 Truck   ~ 3 Students    ~  1 Instructor

1. AIM

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate  a Rider Transportable Lift Truck.


The course will comprise theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:-

2.1 Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974

2.2 Operators Safety code

2.3 Refuelling 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 Stacking at different levels

2.10    Destacking with laden and unladen pallets

2.11    Lorry loading and unloading

2.12    Removal and mounting of the machine from/to a vehicle/trailer


On completion of training students will have a theoretical understanding of the following:-

3.1 Responsibilities

3.2 Operators safety code

3.3 Refuelling procedures

3.4 Pre-shift checks

3.5 Factors affecting stability

3.6 Stacking and destacking in open and confined areas

3.7 Lorry loading and unloading

3.8 Removal and mounting of the machine from/to a vehicle/trailer


On completion of training the student will be able to :-

4.1 Drive and operate the fork lift truck safely and efficiently

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

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

4.4 Refuel the lift truck

4.5 Load and unload vehicles

4.6 Removal and mounting of the machine from/to a vehicle