Motorised Pallet Truck

Designed as an approved certification course for either Novice, Experienced, Refresher or Conversion operatives. This course covers the key operating elements and safety practices for both pedestrian and ride-on motorised pallet trucks in line with the new code of practice 2001. It concludes with Theoretical/Practical assessment and certification.
This course is delivered by registered Instructors.

Course Duration

  • 1 - 3 Days approximately  
          (depending on the type of training and number of trainees)

Course Location

This course is carried out on the customer site. The following are prerequisites of the course site:

  • Truck in sound mechanical condition (one per session, two maximum)
  • Area for practical instruction and test
  • 10 empty and 6 laden pallets
  • A room for theoretical instruction and test

Course Content

  • Introduction to the course
    • Course structure – Instruction/assessment detail
    • Standards and requirements
  • Theoretical instruction
    • Code of Practice 2002 - Operator responsibilities
    • Operators' safety code
    • Causes/prevention of accidents
    • Truck capacity/stability
  • Practical Instruction
    • Controls and safety features
    • Daily inspection and preventive maintenance
    • Steering/turning/reversing
    • Manoeuvering in confined areas
    • The hydraulic system
    • Pallet pick and place procedure
    • Stacking/destacking if applicable
    • Battery care and charging procedure
    • Vehicle loading and unloading procedure
    • Safe parking
  • Supervised trainee practice
    • Trainee practice
    • Corrective instruction
  • Competence testing 
    • Practical
    • Theory
  • Summary
    • Individual feedback/results