Operators should be trained to an essential level of skill to work with PPS trucks safely, efficiently and with competence. By the end of the course the operator should state the reasons for operators training, and pass a basic operatives skills test as set out in the HSE publication Rider-Operated Lift Trucks, Approved Code of Practice, (L117).
- Need to train
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – Employers & Employees Duties
- PUWER and LOLER
- Principle of counterbalance
- Rated capacity/Load centres
- Understand the causes of instability of truck and load
- Operators safety code
- Relevant films
- Theory test
- Carry out a pre-use inspection checks
- Battery charging and maintenance
- Basic steering and how walk with the truck correctly
- Advanced steering (chicane, confined areas)
- Safe use of hydraulic controls
- Loading and unloading a vehicle (if required from ground level or loading bay).
- Picking up and depositing a load at ground level
- Use of industrial racking systems
- Use of free standing stacks (if required)
- Stacking and de-stacking at all level from ground to high levels
- Operators practical skills test
This training can only take place at the clients site.