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Vehicle Mounted Lift Truck

Course 254

Vehicle Mounted Lift TruckCourse Duration

Days: 1 – 5


1 – 3

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.
  • Operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.
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Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls/instruments/steering
  • Limitations of use
  • Load weight assessment
  • Forklift truck stability
  • Main truck types
  • Components
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Operating in restricted areas
  • Attaching/detaching from carrying vehicle
  • Correct use of stabilisers (if fitted)
  • Battery Checks
  • Emergency controls
  • Operator’s safety code
  • Handling loaded/unloaded pallets
  • Bulk stacking
  • Vehicle loading/unloading
  • Safe use of hydraulics


RTITB/NORS – Valid for 3 years.

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 26;
Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Lift Trucks: Operator Training.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

RTITB/NORS Conversion Course onto a Counterbalance Forklift Truck
RTITB/NORS Conversion Course onto a Reach Truck

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