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Side Loader Forklift Training

The Side Loader Truck is commonly used in industry for moving long loads, for example the side loader forklift is used by builders’ merchants to move timber. Operators’ of the Forklift truck are required to hold a certificate of training which shows they have attended a training course and passed a test to a set national standard.


  • Side Loader Novice Training: 5 days
  • Side Loader Experienced Operator Training: 3 days
  • Side Loader Conversion Training: 2 days
  • Side Loader Refresher Training: 1 day
  • Side Loader Instructor Training: 5 / 10 days

What skill level are you?

How to Book

  • To book training at a commercial premises call the sales team on 0845 6588342 or please complete our on-line contact us form for more details

Course Venue

  • Commercial/ Private premises with access to a Sideloader Truck.

Note: This course has been approved by the relevant accrediting bodies and complies with both the Health & Safety Executives Guidance HSG6 & Approved Code of Practice L117.

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Safe-T-Solutions hold NPORS accreditation and are able to offer Side Loader Forklift truck training at customer premises around the UK. Certificates can be restricted to “in-house” to suit the job role of the operator or nationally accredited with NPORS.

Course Content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Re-charging and Re-Fuelling of a SIdeloader Forklift
  • Pre-use checks
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of a Side Loader
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined areas
  • Stacking at different levels
  • De-stacking with laden and un-laden pallets
  • Lorry loading and unloading

Course Assessment

  • Theoretical assessment of 5 open and 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where language barriers or literacy difficulties exist.
  • Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on course

Course Certification:

  • PDF in-house certificate - no extra charge
  • Printed in-house - certificate £5
  • NPORS accredited certificate or photo ID - £30
  • NPORS accredited certificate and photo ID - £40
all prices are subject to vat

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