Rough Terrain Masted Lift 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

1. AIM

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a Rough Terrain Masted Lift Truck.

2. ELEMENTS

The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction on a Rough Terrain Masted Lift Truck covering the following:

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

2.2      Operators safety code

2.3      Battery maintenance, charging procedures and refuelling

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 in open and confined areas

2.10    Destacking with laden and unladen pallets in open and confined areas

2.11    Lorry loading and unloading

2.12    Rated Capacity

3. KNOWLEDGE

On completion of training on a Rough Terrain  Masted Lift Truck the 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, charging procedures and refuelling

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

3.8      Rated Capacity

4. SKILL

On successful completion of training  on a Rough Terrain Masted Lift Truck the candidate will be able to:

4.1      Drive and operate the lift truck safety 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, charging procedures and refuel

4.5      Load and unload vehicles

4.6      Manoeuvre in confined spaces