We are up to the middle of the S’s as we post our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do.   Today S is for Sideloader Lift truck, sideloaders are a piece of materials handling equipment designed for long loads. The operator’s cab is positioned up front on the left hand side. The area to the right of the cab is called the bed or platform.


Course ratios – Sideloader

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 1 – 5 days for 3 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 3 delegates

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT) : 1 day for up to 4 delegates.

Here is a link to the course blog, containing all the information you need to know about the training we can offer.

NPORS N006 Sideloader – ABA Groupings

C1 Side Loader up to and including 5 tonne

C2 Side Loader over 5 tonne upto and including 15 tonne

C3 Side Loader over 15 tonne

Side loader


Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will received a Kentra Training ID card (credit card size) detailing the course completed.

In addition, we have the option to register the training with our Awarding Body NPORS. www.npors.com   If your candidates are working offsite or on other peoples premises a recognised Awarding Body membership maybe advantageous. Prior to training we would apply to NPORS to register the course and upon successful completion of the course we would apply for the candidates 5 year membership with the NPORS scheme.

Training locations

At Kentra we have always provided on-site training, coming to you and delivering the training in your own space.

  • A room for the theory session
  • A safe area for the practical session with use of the Side Loader.
  • A seat belt must be work if stated un the employers risk assessment / method statement.
  • 3 palletised loads.
  • Candidates will be required to de-stack to three levels, High level – at least 3m, eye level and low level (where pallets are stacked at ground level)
  •  External Transport such as Lorry / Van / Trailer etc if assessment on loading and unloading if applicable.


  • Delegates to provide their own PPE.
  • All machinery and equipment to be in good working order and serviceable.
  • LOLER certification required.
  • Attachments can be covered on this course and detailed on your training ID card.


  • Candidates will need to know their Date of Birth and National Insurance number, together with a contact telephone number and email address – These are identifying factors and will never be used for marketing purposes.

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How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with helping to arrange your training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life, self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies and its a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you though.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

Reach Truck

Established Feb 1997 – Proud to be celebrating 25 years delivering quality training.

Our Awarding Body is National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS)

More details on Lift Truck courses

We have also written a couple of blogs about general lift truck courses Lets talk Forklift Truck Training and What we do – Part 1 Lift Truck Training  both these blogs contain more information about the training available with us.