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Pallet Truck

Max Number of Delegate: 3

Duration: Dependant on experience

Length of Certification: 3 years

Accreditation: RTITB OR INHOUSE

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This programme is designed for those personnel

responsible for operating Pallet Trucks

  • Intro to the Forklift truck to be used - Daily maintenance checks

  • Relevant Legislation & Regs - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER, LOLER & L117 - Rider Operated Lift Trucks (ACOP & Guidance)

  • Pre-Use inspection & take over maintenace

  • Care of Batteries/LPG/Diesel Trucks

  • Controls & Instruments

  • Weight Assesment/Stability Factors

  • Starting, Moving and Stopping

  • Handling laden & unladen pallets

  • Operation of hydraulic controls

  • Stacking/De-Stacking - Free Standing and in racking at various heights

  • Loading and Unloading procedures

  • Safety Code Testing

  • Practical Test of Basic Operational Skills

  • Written test of operationg knowlegde

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Our Fork Lift Training Course is designed to provide learners with an understanding of safe operation and pre-operational checks of counterbalance and reach forklift trucks. We will cover the relevant legislation and dangers associated with work involving the use of these types of trucks. By the end of the course, learners will be able to demonstrate competence when operating forklift trucks and successfully pass both the theoretical and practical simulated testing. Our aim is to ensure that all learners leave the course with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely operate forklift trucks.


Operatives attending this course should be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.

The course content includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment and pre-use inspections processes

Operatives must have their own PPE for this training including the following basic items: Safety Footwear, Hi-Visibility vest, Gloves, Hearing Protection and additional items such as waterproof pants & Hi-Vis jackets recommended in case of inclement weather

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