N006 - Side Loader Forklift

Course Duration

The duration of this course is subject to a variety of factors including candidate experience and prior tuition received



Course Objective:

To provide thorough theory and practical training in the operation of the Side Loader Forklift, enabling candidates to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the relevant NPORS assessments.


Experienced Worker Test,
upon successful completion the candidate will be able to:


Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all its controls and gauges.
Identify and comply with manufacturers instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, other information sources, and applicable legislation.
Explain all relevant documentation.
Carry out all preuse and running checks.
Configure the forklift for travel.
Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, in a loaded and unloaded state.
Set the forklift in order to lift various loads.
Lift and place various loads within the full working range of the forklift.
Ensure load integrity and security.
Transport loads.
Place and retrieve loads accurately at various places.
Place and retrieve loads from a vehicle bed or trailer.
Keep within safe working parameters.
Place the machine in an out-of-service condition.
Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter


Course Content


Current Legislation - (HASAWA 1974 / PUWER 1998 / LOLER 1998 / ACOP L117)
Delegates issued with an operators handbook
Operator safety video(s) – (7 Deadly Sins / Dangerous Manoeuvres)
Pre Use Checks & Maintenance (Record Keeping and Reporting)
Introduction to the machine and it’s controls
Starting / Stopping
Observational Techniques
Basic Steering & Steering in Confined Spaces
Approaching a Load to Pick Up & Place
Bulk Stacking
Loading & Unloading a Vehicle
Place & Retrieve a Load from Industrial Racking Systems (All Heights)
Re-Fuel / Re-Charge / LPG Changing Bottles
Theoretical Assessment
Practical Assessment

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