Side loader

Whether you are using a Side Loader, Reach, or Telehandler truck – in the wrong hands due to no accreditation, low experience, poor training, or just sheer recklessness – these trucks can cause death or life-changing injuries!

This can be in the form of the vehicle overturning, being struck by another truck, being trapped by a load, or causing the fatality of another by poor driving or actions.

Our accredited trainers combine theory and practical exercises in accordance with health and safety executive guidelines and we continually achieve high success rates. Your successful candidates will be accredited and certificated, and you – their employers, will receive a certificate of training for audit, insurance and UK law purposes.

This course is suitable for:

  • Those who use or manage others on a Side Loader
  • Staff who have not had a Side Loader exam in the last 3-5 years
  • Staff who have had a recent accident at work on a Side Loader
  • Those who have not used one for an extended period of time
  • Warehouse staff
  • Logistics staff
  • You must be over 16 years of age to participate in this course

Course content includes:

  • Hazard awareness
  • The operators’ safety code
  • Safety video
  • Test your knowledge
  • Introduction to the forklift truck to be used
  • Daily pre-use inspection and maintenance
  • Care of batteries/LPG/diesel trucks
  • Controls and instruments
  • Weight assessment/stability factors
  • Starting, moving, and stopping the truck
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined areas
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Handling unladen and laden pallets
  • Stacking/de-stacking – at various heights
  • Loading and unloading procedures
  • A practical test of basic operating skills

What's included in the course:

  • Successful candidates will be certificated, and their employers will receive a certificate of training. This is needed for insurance and UK law purposes
  • Industry experts have been involved in developing the learning programmes to support you throughout the course and give you the best possible experience
  • Our training is interactive, and we select a range of activities for each session to build understanding e.g. observation, and reflection
  • Realtime feedback allowing you to transform your performance, your approach, and grow in confidence
  • Handouts and slides to allow you to reflect on your experience

Course format:

Face to Face Classroom

Enquire for price and course length details.

Course length and fee:

  • Dependent on type of course level and numbers. Enquire for details.

Course levels:

  • Novice (Beginner)
  • Experienced (No formal training)
  • Refresher (Renewal)

01702 668044 / 07962 395255