Sideloader Training

Sideloader Training Courses Delivered At Your Premises
The sideloader is the ideal machine for handling long loads particularly when significant travel distances are involved. Widely used in the timber and steel industries (as well as other industries producing long loads), this type of truck ensures optimum space utilisation and improved load stability when travelling.

Sideloader Training Course Objectives

By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Carry out a pre-start inspection.
  • Load and unload vehicles.
  • Understand the causes of instability of truck and load.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Use jacks to stabilise machine (if applicable).
  • Operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Sideloader Training Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Limitations of use
  • Load weight assessment
  • Forklift truck stability
  • Components and main truck type
  • Driving a side loader lift truck
  • Refueling/recharging procedures
  • Rated capacity chart
  • Use of jacks (if applicable)
  • Pre-start inspection/maintenance
  • Emergency controls
  • Operators safety code
  • Handling loaded/unloaded pallets
  • Working within a racking system
  • Bulk stacking
  • Vehicle loading/unloading
  • Introduction to hydraulics
  • CPCS Theory Test preparation

Sideloader Training Certification

RTITB NORS Valid for 3 years.

Sideloader Training Refresher Period

RTITB/NORS Refresher Course after 3 years.

Any Other Relevant Information

The National Operator Registration Scheme (NORS) is the centralised validation, registration and certification scheme for all RTITB accredited training.

These courses meet the requirement of:

Awarding Bodies recommended period of training and ACOP
Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Lift Trucks: Operator Training.