Order Picking Truck

Course Syllabus


Refresher                              –           1 day

Experienced Operator         –           2 days

Novice Operator                   –           3 days

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

Ratio:             3 Operators:              1 Instructor    :           1 Machine

Please Note: It is recommended that all candidates are suitably trained in accordance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) prior to the attendance of Order Picking Truck Training.

Additional emergency evacuation training may be required in addition to these programmes and testing standards.

The term ‘Medium Level Order Picking Trucks’ refers to machines with a maximum lift height up to 3000mm to the operator floor level.

The term High Level Order Picking Trucks refers to machines elevating the operator 3000mm to the operator floor level.

Order Picking Trucks are fitted with emergency evacuation equipment. 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 manufacturer’s recommendations.

1.         Aim    

To teach potential operators the relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills to safely operate medium and high-level order picking trucks to recognised industry standards.

2.         Objectives

 By the end of the course successful candidates will:-

2.1       Have retained the knowledge to be able to pass the associated knowledge test

2.2       Be able to efficiently inspect the machine and pass the pre-use check examination

2.3       Have demonstrated relevant skills to be able to pass the basic skills test

3.         Elements

The course will compromise theoretical and practical Instruction covering the following:-

3.1       Responsibilities under the Health & 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       Engineering principles

3.6       Rated Capacity

3.7       Factors affecting machine stability

3.8       Motive Controls

3.9       Hydraulic controls including emergency lowering device

3.10    Manoeuvring in open and confined areas

3.11    Order picking at different levels

3.12    Order picking with laden and unladen pallets

4.         Knowledge

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

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

4.2       Operators Safety Code

4.3       Battery maintenance and charging procedures

4.4       Pre-use checks

4.5       Engineering principles

4.6       Rated Capacity

4.7       Factors affecting stability

4.8       Manoeuvring in open and confined areas

4.9       Picking and placing orders

4.10    Working at Height Regulations

5.         Skills

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

5.1       Drive and operate the order picker safely and efficiently

5.2       Perform order picking operations at various levels in a safe and efficient manner

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

5.4       Carry out battery maintenance and charging procedures