Side Loader Training Course

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Kentra can provide a Side loader training course, for novice candidates through to experienced operators and the course registered by ourselves or with an awarding body if required.

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To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, safely operate and maintain a Side loader (ACOP117)

Course Content
Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
Operators safety code
Battery maintenance & charging procedures
Pre Operational checks
Factors affecting stability
Motive controls
Hydraulic controls
Manoeuvring in open & confined areas
Stacking at different levels
De stacking with laden & unladen pallets
Lorry loading & unloading
External Transport
End of shift checks

Variations of Side loader 
4 way side loader and Multi Directional Lift Truck

ABA Groupings

Side loader up to and including 5 tonne – C1

Side loader over 5 tonne up to and including 15 tonne – C2 *

Side loader over 15 tonne – C3 *

* vehicle Mounted Lift Trucks will be given the category most closely aligned to the truck e.g. T(B1) or T(D1)

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.

The Instructor is required to see the machine/equipment’s LOLER certificate before commencement of the course.

Certification & Validation
This course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra validation and plastic ID card

CPCS registration and plastic ID card

ITSSAR certificate / licence

NPORS registration and plastic ID card N006 Side loader training course.

Side loader training course

We can deliver many types of Lift Truck courses, if you would like to discuss these please Contact us.

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