Safe Pallet Truck Operation

Safe Pallet Truck Operation

Instructor Led – Safe Pallet Truck Operation

The Safe Pallet Truck Operation course is aimed at any person driving, operating, or working a pallet truck. The safe operation of a pallet truck requires training and assessment before it can be performed unsupervised. The vehicular element poses potential risks and the moving of large, heavy objects means that any personnel working with, or near a pallet truck must always do so with the upmost care.

This course covers the relevant checks that must be performed prior to using a pallet truck as well as suitable driving styles, legislation that applies to the operation of this equipment, and health and safety. The aim of this course is to provide learners with the theoretical ability to safely drive a pallet truck that can then be supplemented with supervised practical experience following this training in the workplace.

The material covered in the Safe Pallet Truck Operation course is instructor led, including interactive classroom activities.

  • Pre-use checks
  • Stability issues
  • LOLER and PUWER
  • Operations guide
  • Health and safety

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Safe Pallet Truck Operation

Training Course Objective

The Safe Pallet Truck Operation course is aimed at any person driving, operating, or working a pallet truck. The safe operation of a pallet truck requires training and assessment before it can be performed unsupervised. The vehicular element poses potential risks and the moving of large, heavy objects means that any personnel working with, or near a pallet truck must always do so with the upmost care.

The material covered in this course is instructor led, including interactive classroom activities.

Safe Pallet Truck Operation course topics and activities include:

  • Pre-use checks: Identifying any potential problems with the pallet truck prior to operation in order to mitigate any risks. This includes the identification of malfunctioning or damaged parts.
  • Stability issues: Being aware of relevant loads that pallet trucks can carry and the required driving style.
  • LOLER and PUWER regulations: These regulations place duties on people and companies who own, operate, or have control over work/lifting equipment. This course explains their relevance and how the legislation affects you.
  • Operations guide: An overview of the correct way to operate a pallet truck. This includes planning and the correct lifting procedures.
  • Health and safety: Pallet trucks and other lifting vehicles are involved in a quarter of all workplace transport incidents (www.hse.gov.uk) and because of that, strict safety regulations are in place relating to their operation. This course outlines these with particular focus on the protection of those operating the forklift, those working nearby, and pedestrians.
Outcome

Upon completion of the classroom element of this course the learner will possess the necessary theoretical knowledge required to operate a pallet truck safely.

Delivery

The Safe Pallet Truck Operation classroom course has a duration of one day. This knowledge can then be expanded upon by further practical training and experience which can be delivered as a follow-up to this course on customer site, lasting one to four days depending upon each customer’s requirements.

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Blended Learning

This classroom course can be supplemented with practical teaching conducted in the workplace.

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