Multi-Directional Sideloaders

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Multi-Directional Sideloaders Courses

The Novice courses we offer will have candidates who have never even seen a Multi-Directional Sideloader trained up to be capable of driving and maintaining one, knowing how to properly look after the battery but also how to stack pallets and work with heavy loads.

  • Introduction to the Multi Directional and Side loaders course
  • How Multi Directional and Side loaders work
  • Operator’s Safety Code / SOP
  • Introduction to the truck, controls and instruments
  • Seat belt awareness
  • Starting, moving, stopping and steering
  • Simple manoeuvring exercises
  • General practice in manoeuvring in confined areas
  • Lift truck stability
  • Hydraulic system and use of controls
  • Pre-use Inspection and take-over maintenance
  • Traction battery care and maintenance (alt.1)
  • Refuelling with diesel fuel, or changing or recharging LPG cylinders (alt. 2)
  • Approach, pick up, transport and set down a load in an open area
  • Simple manoeuvring exercises
  • Approach, pick up, transport and set down a load in a restricted aisle
  • Load weight assessment
  • Pick up and set down loads at various heights in a stacking aisle
  • Vehicle loading and unloading
  • Loading and unloading – industrial racking systems
  • Load handling, including bulk stacking and racking systems
  • Basic test of operating ability (1) – Associated Knowledge Examination
  • Basic test of operating ability (2) – Pre-use Check Test
  • Basic test of operating ability (3) – Test of Practical Operating Skills
  • Feedback
  • Course closure


In-House Course (Novice)

Our in house courses can be located at our site in Purfleet but are best at your site for the most accurate training on what they will be using day-to-day.In house courses are designed to have the candidates only certificated on your site meaning they are trained on what they will be using and cannot use this license at any other site.

In House:
Duration: 3 Days
Candidates: Up to 3 (at no extra cost)


National Course (Novice)

Our national courses can be held at any site as this course is designed to have the candidate specially trained in all scenarios while using a multi-directional sideloaders so that they are available to go to any site and use this truck. This course is ideal for workers who may have to use a multi-directional sideloaders at several different sites.

National Course:
Accredited Body: RTITB
Duration: 3 Days, Candidates: 1
Duration: 4 Days, Candidates: 2
Duration: 5 Days, Candidates: 3

Refresher Courses:

Refresher courses are primarily for candidates who already have a certificate to prove they have done their novice course. These courses are designed to be done after 3 years in order to recap anything the candidates may have forgot and to remove any bad habits they may have picked up which may be likely to cause an accident.

Courses available: In House or National
Duration: 1 Day
Candidates: Up to 3 (at no extra cost)

In Refresher:
Duration: 1 Day
Candidates: Up to 4 (at no extra cost)

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