N008 - Pallet / Stacker Truck

Course Duration

1-2 Days depending on experience
 Course Objective:
This course teaches you how to operate a pallet / stacker truck safely and productively.


To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:


Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator.

Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used.

Be able to identify the different types of pallet / stacker trucks.

Locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions.

Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions.

Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements.

Safely mount and dismount the machine.

Start and stop the machine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely.

Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, in open and confined areas.

Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area.

Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks.

Carry out lifting and load handling tasks.

Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations.

Load and unload external transport safely.

Fit, adjust and or remove attachments.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation.

Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.

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