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Course Content Rider Operated Industrial Counterbalance & Reach Lift Trucks Training Course Description Course Member Description This course is designed to meet the requirements placed upon employers with regard to their duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974; the Provision of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER); the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), as applicable and other relevant regulations and codes of practice. Training Course Objective On successful completion of this Basic Novice Operator training course, the members will be able to: - Operate the truck model used during the training course, safely and correctly in accordance with the manufacturer?s operator procedures manual and in accepted good operating practices Show their understanding, by clearly stating the causes of instability of trucks and loads Carry out, correctly, the routine pre-use inspection of the lift truck in accordance with the manufacturer?s operator procedures manual Duration Course Members # of Instructors # of Trucks 1 Day (7.5 hours) 3 1 1 1 Day (6.25 hours) 2 1 1 1 Day (4.5 hours) 1 1 1 Qualification Course members who achieve a pass in both the practical and theoretical associated knowledge elements of the examination will be awarded the Basic Operating Skills Test as recognised by RTITB. Detailed Syllabus Training Course Opening Welcome/Introductions Statement of training objectives Outline of training course programme Issue training course safety booklets Practical training Introduction to the truck Description of truck type, identification of component parts to include: Battery and compartment, fork arms, carriage plate, securing pins and stop bolts, backrest, mast, chains, lift cylinders, lift and tilt mechanism, counterbalance weight, hydraulic tank, filler caps, rear steered wheels, front load wheels, rated capacity plate, overhead guard and load guard. Controls and Instruments Location of lift truck identification and capacity plates Overall dimensions of the lift truck (length, width and height) Location and function of all hand and foot operated controls to include: Seat adjustment and where fitted, power safety cut-off micro switch, steering wheel and steering assistor (where fitted), parking brake, accelerator, horn, key switch, lift/tilt levers, hour meters, direction control lever, load indicator (if fitted) and battery/fuel condition meters. Start, moving, stopping and steering the lift truck Correct procedures for mounting/dismounting the lift truck Procedure for starting/stopping the machine Selection of direction levers and drive Hold steering wheel, moving off and speed control in both directions Stopping (including safe stopping distances), emergency braking and use of the parking brake Steering/manouevering the un-laden and laden truck in unrestricted and restricted areas Hydraulic system Identification of main components of the hydraulic system and their functions Use and safe operation of all hydraulic control levers/switches The travel and park positions: the correct position of fork arms for travel and parking (including all relevant safety factors and procedures associated with both positions Weight assesment and Lift truck stability Assessing weights of common and unfamiliar loads, including centre of gravity Explanation of the trucks rated capacities and how weight, height and forces affect the stability of the truck Handling un-laden and laden pallets Stacking/de-stacking procedures for palletised loads, metal corner post pallets, containers etc Stacking/de-stacking procedures for industrial racking, free standing and bulk stacking Driving on/off ramps and inclines Correct directions and procedures for driving up/down ramps both laden and un-laden Dangers of turning on ramps/inclines Lift truck pre-use checks Demonstration, explanation and guided practice in examining the truck at start of day or shift and when taking over from another operator during the shift. In a

Course Content Rider Operated Industrial Counterbalance & Reach Lift Trucks Training Course Description Course Member Description This course is designed to meet the requirements placed upon employers with regard to their duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974; the Provision of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER); the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998...

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