Specialist Lift Trucks

Operating specialist lifting equipment such as rough terrain lift trucks takes special skill, with constant risk assessment a key factor on uneven ground.

This comprehensive, ITSSAR-accredited course is designed to help operators of all levels understand the engineering principles involved in ensuring stability and to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to work safely with a rough terrain forklift. The course can be adapted for novice trainees, experienced operators with no formal training or refresher and recertification for more advanced users.

Course Duration: 1-5 days (depending on trainees' experience level)

Course Contents:

  • HSW Act 1974, MHSW 1999, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998
  • Operators' safety code
  • Introduction to truck and use of controls
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Starting, moving and stopping
  • Steering in open and confined spaces
  • Lift Truck stability
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Pre-use inspection and takeover
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Weight assessment
  • Handling laden and unladen pallets
  • Driving on and off ramps and inclines
  • Vehicle loading and unloading
  • Stacking and destacking both free standing and on racking
  • Testing practical, pre-use checks and associated knowledge

Where subjects cannot be covered practically, they will either be simulated or covered orally followed by an appropriate theoretical test.

If you would like to learn more about our Rough Terrain training course, contact us now and we can talk you through the details. Alternatively, you can send us a training enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible to help guide you through the process.

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Even the most advanced forklift truck is only as safe, efficient and productive as its operator. Good training is essential and our ITSSAR-accredited courses are among the most popular in the region.
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