Side Loader Lift Truck Conversion

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Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:2 days

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Duration: 2 days
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This practical course is designed for existing lift truck operators who have previous operating experience. The training & achievement test fully complies with the approved code of practice for training lift truck operators.


To enable candidates to transfer their skills to enable them to operate Side-Loading lift trucks. On completion of training, operators will have an accepted knowledge of the legal and safety duties in relation to a Side-Loading lift truck. Demonstrating safety at all stages of operation and in accordance with the manufacturers guide lines and accepted good practice.


Course content
  • Duties and responsibilities during lift truck operations
  • Identify, describe and explain the principle components.
  • Understand the terminology used and the features affecting the stability and capability of the side loader
  • Carry out pre-use safety inspection and perform daily maintenance checks as recommended by the machine manufacturer.
  • Identify safe terrain conditions and operate within the design limits of the side loader.
  • Understand the safe loading of the machine and able to assess the weight loads handled.
  • Stack loads
  • Unload, load and transport safely.
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Parking and isolation
About conversion training

Conversion training enables trained and experienced operators to extend the range of lift trucks they are qualified to drive. It involves learning to operate a truck of a different category, such as a counterbalanced operator converting to operate, eg a reach truck, articulated lift truck, or very narrow aisle man-up stacking truck. Conversion training should follow a similar pattern to initial lift-truck training, including basic, specific job, and familiarisation training and testing.