Course Syllabus

Duration:      Pedestrian / Manual             Novice Operator                1 day

                                                                  Experienced Operator         1 day with 2 sessions of 3

                                                                  Refresh & Test                      1 day with 2 sessions of 3

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

Ratio:             3 Operators:              1 Instructor    :           1 Machine

Note: Course durations may need to be extended if the machine used during basic  training has contra steering.

  1. Aim

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a pallet truck.

  1. Elements

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

2.1      Their 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

  1. Knowledge

On completion of training 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

  1. Skills

On completion of training the candidate will be able to:

4.1       Operate the truck safely and efficiently in open and confined areas

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

4.3       Carry out battery maintenance and charging procedures