(Lateral and Front Stacking – Operator Up / Operator Down)

VNA Truck

Course Syllabus

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

Ratio:             3 Operators:              1 Instructor    :           1 Machine

Course Aim:

To teach potential operators relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills to safely operate Rider Operated Very Narrow Aisle Lift Truck (lateral and front stacking – operator up / operator down) to recognised industrial standards.

Course Objectives:

 By the end of the course successful candidates will:-

  • Have retained the required knowledge to be able to pass the associated knowledge test
  • Be able to efficiently inspect the machine and pass the pre-use check examination
  • Have demonstrated relevant skills to be able to pass the basic skills test

Course Elements:

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

  • The reasons and the need to train
  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety Code
  • Battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • Pre-use checks
  • Counterbalance principles and rated capacity
  • Factors affecting machine stability
  • Machine familiarisation and motive controls
  • Hydraulic controls
  • Load types
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined areas
  • Stacking and de-stacking at various levels in very narrow aisle racking systems

Knowledge:

On completion of training, candidates will have gained a theoretical understanding of the following:-

  • The reasons and the need to train
  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety Code
  • Battery maintenance & charging procedures
  • Pre-use checks
  • Counterbalance principles and rated capacity
  • Factors affecting machine stability
  • Simple hydraulic systems
  • Load types

Skill:

  On successful completion of training the candidate will be able to:-  

  • Drive and operate the lift truck safely and efficiently
  • Stack and de-stack loads at various levels in a safe and efficient manner
  • Carry out pre-use checks to ensure the equipment is in a safe condition
  • Carry out battery maintenance and charging procedures safely