Technical Skills / Lift Truck and Mechanical Handling

Instructional Techniques for Mechanical Handling Equipment


Course overview

Larger organisations may have a number of lift truck operators and, at times, it makes sense to consider having the in-house capability to train lift truck operators and to manage lift truck operations. This five day, cost-effective PETA course is designed to instil solid principles of practical and theory based training.

  • Corrective tuition and driver safety test
  • Practical test
  • Legislation
  • Basic principles and role of the instructor
  • Principles of instruction
  • Simple skills analysis
  • Classroom demonstration and administration
  • Daily safety checks and operating practice
  • Truck familiarisation
  • Operating and corrective tuition
  • Guided preparation for a practical lesson plan
  • Deliver practical lesson plan to a trainee
  • Giving feedback on strengths and weaknesses
  • Introduction to the practical test
  • Practical lesson preparation, use of marking sheets, practical test and certification of operators

This course complies with the recommendations of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s Approved Code of Practice and Guidance for rider-operated lift trucks, operator training and safe use (L117).

Course benefits

Internal staff are equipped with the skills and knowledge to develop and deliver practical training sessions, that reduce dependency on outsourcing some training needs. Trained staff will be able to construct, conduct and objectively mark a practical test of operators’ ability to the HSE standard.

Course dates and fees

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Assessment & accreditation

Participants will conduct a role-playing scenario as the instructor/examiner, covering both practical and theory lesson formats, examining operators to a pre-determined level of competence. In addition, they will undergo appropriate theoretical and practical tests of basic skills and knowledge as both operator and instructor/examiner. Successful candidates will be certificated by PETA, valid for three years.

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