COURSE SYLLABUS

Workplace Transport Groups
A1PedestrianElectricPallet; Stillage; Low Lift Platform & Low Lift Order Picking Truck
A2RiderElectricPallet; Stillage; Low Lift Platform & Low Lift Order Picking Truck
A3PedestrianElectricCounterbalance Lift Truck
A4RiderElectricRider Pallet Stacker
A5PedestrianElectricPallet Stackers
A6PedestrianElectricStraddle Truck
A7PedestrianElectricReach Truck

Duration

 Novice OperatorExperienced OperatorsSafety Refresher
Up to 3 TraineesUp to 3 TraineesUp to 3 Trainees
A11 Day1 Day with 2 sessions1 Day with 2 sessions
A21 Day1 Day with 2 sessions1 Day with 2 sessions
A3Up to 3 Days1 Day1 Day
A4Up to 3 Days1 Day1 Day
A5Up to 3 Days1 Day1 Day
A6Up to 3 Days1 Day1 Day
A7Up to 3 Days1 Day1 Day

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

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 pedestrian / rider lift Pallet / stacker truck.

2.         ELEMENTS

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

2.1       Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 9

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 successful 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

3.6       Stacking and destacking in open and confined areas

3.7       Lorry loading and unloading

4.         SKILL

On successful completion of training 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