The Low Level Order Picker
The low level order picker (rider) often shortened to LLOP is an electric low-level lifting and moving forklift. They suit all types of light-duty applications, such as horizontal transport, loading/unloading and order picking. As the name suggests the operator rides on the machine, usually standing on a small platform located either in the centre or at the back. Their main purpose is for order picking but the can quite easily be used to load and unload lorries by driving into the backs from a dock. They are very manoeuvrable and capable of carrying pallets over a long distance.
They are powered by electricity with batteries; some require a charger whilst others can just be plugged into a 13amp socket and charged from there.
Low Level Order Picker Training Courses
This forklift training course contains theory work in a classroom and practical using the low level order picker. The classroom work consists of learning about Health and Safety legislation. Also, the theory of using a LLOP and the operator’s safety code. The practical work builds so that trainees gain knowledge and experience gradually. Adequate time to practice is important, before moving onto the next stage. This training culminates with 3 stages of testing:
- A theory test – consisting of 25 questions
- Pre-use inspection test
- Practical skills test involving various manoeuvres completed in a safe manner.
Low Level Order Picker
Independent Training Standards Scheme & Register (ITSSAR)
3 : 1 : 1 (3 operators, 1 instructor, 1 machine)
Novice - 1 operator = 1 day, 2 operators = 1 day, 3 operators = 2 days
Experienced - 1 operator = 1/2 day, 2 operators = 1/2 day, 3 operators = 1 day
Safety Refresher - 1 operator = 1/2 day, 2 operators = 1/2 day, 3 operators = 1 day
Conversion - contact us
- Course induction
- The need and reasons to training and statutory requirements (HASAWA 1974 etc.)
- Introduction to equipment/control familiarisation/ principles of operation
- Identification/use/adjustment of attachments in pre-determined positions including forks
- Recommended mount and dismount
- Introduction to motive, steering controls and practice
- Basic steering exercises – simple courses
- Advanced steering exercises – figure of 8/chicane/90° approaches
- Battery charging procedures/maintenance
- Operator safety code and relevant handout
- Daily pre-use inspections
- Engineering principles/rated capacity/stability
- Simple hydraulics (theory)
- Introduction to hydraulic controls, handling empty pallets low level
- Load types/handling and weight assessment
- Manoeuvring with loads/ramps and inclines/handling awkward loads*
- Relevant safety film
- Vehicle loading and unloading (theory)*
- Vehicle loading and unloading (practical)*
- Multi choice theory test
- Pre-use inspection test
- Practical skills test
* To be covered where relevant to operation or facilities permit
Levels of Training
Novice Operator Training
This course is for operators who have little or no experience. The objective is to equip students with the confidence, knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently operate a powered pallet truck.
Experienced Operator Training
For operators who are competent and experienced on a low level order picker. But, either have not received any kind of approved training, do not hold a certificate, or their certificate is over 5 years old.
Safety Refresher Training*
This is for operators who have a certificate that is under 5 years old. Also, appropriate where operators; have not used trucks for some time, are occasional users, have developed unsafe working practices, had an accident or near miss, or changed their working practices/environment.
For training on a similar truck to one that an operator has already been successfully trained, tested and certified on. Any relevant certificate must be under 5 years old.
* Certification must be provided before commencement of any training
You will need sufficient space for candidates and an instructor to carry out theory lessons. For practical work you’ll need a low level order picker. Also, you will need ample space to carry out training, assessments and testing.
All operators will need safety shoes/boots plus any other PPE as per the company’s internal risk assessments.
All training courses are carried out on our customer’s premises. This gives our students the advantage of being trained and tested on a machine that is known to them. And after successful completion of training, operators will know how to use these machines safely and efficiently.
On completion of our training courses operator's will receive:
- Course hand out
- A4 ITSSAR accredited certificate
- Plastic photo identification card
An operator will then have their details entered or edited on ITSSAR’s TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme) database.
Not found what you are looking for? How about these?
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
“It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.”