Side Loader Lift Truck Conversion

Materials Handling and Forklift

Side Loader Lift Truck Conversion

Who is this for?

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.

The Side Loader Lift Truck Conversion Course:

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


2 Days

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.

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