Powered Pallet Truck (Rider) Training Courses
Powered Pallet Truck Training
The powered pallet truck (rider) training course contains theory work in a classroom and practical using a powered pallet truck. The classroom work consists of learning about Health and Safety legislation. Also, the theory of using a pallet truck 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
The Powered Pallet Truck
The powered pallet truck (rider) often shortened to PPT 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 at the back. Often 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.
ITSSAR ACCREDITED FORKLIFT LICENCES
Powered Pallet Truck Course Specifications
Powered Pallet Truck (Rider)
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
Powered pallet truck (rider)
FORKLIFT TRAINING AT YOUR COMPANY SITE LOCATION
On-site PPT Courses
All of our PPT 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.
You will need sufficient space for candidates and an instructor to carry out theory lessons. For practical work you’ll need a powered pallet truck (rider). Also, you will need ample space to carry out training, assessments and testing.
All operators will need safety shoes/boots plus any other personal protective equipment as per the company’s internal risk assessments.
After successful completion of our PPT training operator's will receive:
- A4 ITSSAR approved certificate of basic training
- Plastic photo identification card
An operator will then have their details entered or edited on ITSSAR’s TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme) database.
PPT Course Breakdown
The following list is the elements that make up a novice powered pallet truck (rider) training course. For experienced operators, safety refresher and conversion courses the list would be shorter.
- 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
Our instruction and examination comes in 4 basic levels. Getting the correct level isn't an exact science and so we like to discuss the experience of candidates individually to ensure there aren't any surprises.
This pallet truck 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 in the workplace.
For operators who are competent and experienced on a powered pallet truck (rider), either has not received any kind of approved training or doesn't have or able to prove previous PPT certification.
This is for users who have already undergone and passed a powered pallet truck (rider) operators course. And, they can produce a accredited certificate. Appropriate where operators have not used trucks for some time or are occasional users. Also, if they have developed unsafe working practices, had an accident or near miss, or changed their working practices.
For training on a similar pallet truck to one that an operator has already been successfully trained, tested and certified on. Any relevant certificate must from a recognised accrediting body.
* Certification must be provided before commencement of any training
FORKLIFT COURSES FROM A COMPANY THAT CARES
At the end of each course we ask our trainees to complete a short feedback form. Amongst other questions, we ask them "what did you like the most about this training?" Here are a small sample of the replies:
The instructor was very thorough and extremely patient and persistent and encouraging.
Very informative, learned some new things that I didn’t know before.
Clinton was really relaxed and made me feel at ease and confident.
What is a forklift licence?
Technically there is no such thing as a forklift licence. But, on successful completion of basic training you’ll be issued a forklift certificate – ours are ITSSAR accredited.