Instructional Techniques for Mechanical Handling Equipment

Train your operators to train others

Who is it for?

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.

What will I learn?
  • How to plan and prepare practical instruction to a minimum standard
  • Construct, conduct and objectively mark a practical test of operators’ ability to the HSE standard

Course Details

  • Location: On customer site only
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Member: £862
  • Non-Member: £1,015

All fees subject to VAT

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Course Overview
  • 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
  • Feedback on strengths and weaknesses
  • Introduction to the practical test
  • Guidance throughout on all aspects of practical lesson preparation, use of marking sheets, practical test and certification of operators


Participants will be required to 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 have undergone appropriate theoretical and practical tests of basic skills and knowledge as both operator and instructor/examiner.

Additional Information

Successful candidates will be certificated by PETA, valid for three years.

Course Dates
Course commences;

Due to the nature of this course, dates are available upon request.

Company Sponsored Option

This course is also available as a company sponsored option which is for your delegates only, this is a flexible solution and can be tailored to reflect your business needs, delivered on a date, time and place to suit you - please contact us.

Group Discounts

Take advantage of these discounts when booking this course;

5% off for 2-3 people
8% off for 4-5 people
12% off for 6 or more people

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