Sideloader Fork Lift Truck

Course Overview

Duration: 5 Days
Max Number of Delegates: 3
Length of Certification: 3 Years
Accreditation: Certificated

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for personnel who will need to operate a side loader fork lift truck.

To teach the new operators to prepare, safely operate and maintain a side loader fork lift truck.

Training Methods
Classroom based and practical exercises and group participation.


On completion of the course, the operators will know:

  • Their statutory duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The machine identification, terminology and daily maintenance
  • The safety aspects relating to the safe operation of this type of machine
  • The effect of load size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability


  • Statutory Requirements:
    The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974:
    Section 2, General duties of employers
    Section 7 & 8, General duties of employees
    Powers of the Inspectorate
    LOLER & PUWER regulations
  • Introduction of the Forklift:
    Identification of Controls
    Identification of Parts
    Identification of Instruments


  • Daily Inspection take over and Maintenance:
    Daily checklist
    Daily maintenance
    Vehicle condition
    Hydraulic condition
  • Refuelling Procedures:
    Battery powered
    Gas powered
    Petrol or Diesel powered
  • Centres of Gravity and Load Stability:
    Load Centres
    Fulcrum and Counterbalance
    Causes of Instability
  • Driver Responsibility:
    Personal Safety
    Parking of the forklift
  • Emergency Procedures:
    Accident involving fire
    Personal injury
  • Safe Driving Procedures:
    No load condition
    Loaded condition
  • Load Handling:
    Weight of load – Weight assessment
    Security of loads
    Loading and off-loading vehicles procedures
  • Practical:
    Truck familiarisation
    Daily checks and maintenance
    Truck operation, no load condition
    General driving on advanced course and test
    Operators safety code
    Clients code of practice for fork truck operator

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