Power Pallet Truck

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Power Pallet Truck Courses

This course is designed for candidates who will be using a PPT or Ride-On PPT. This course will show the candidates the basics and manoeuvrability of these trucks. as well as the basics of picking up loads and how to move about their workplace safely.

  • Introduction and outline of the training course
  • Operator’s Safety Code
  • Introduction to the truck, controls and instruments
  • Moving off and stopping in an unrestricted area with an unladen truck
  • Simple manoeuvring exercises in an unrestricted area with an unladen truck
  • Steering round obstacles, forks trailing and forks leading
  • Manoeuvring exercises, negotiate Fig 8 in a restricted area
  • Negotiating a chicane with a unladen and laden truck, forwards and reverse
  • Traction battery care and maintenance
  • Hydraulic system and use of controls
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Weight assessment and truck stability
  • Approach, pick up, transport and deposit a laden pallet in a marked area
  • Placing a laden pallet close to a vertical face at ground level
  • Negotiate 90▫ turns with unladen and laden truck in a narrow aisle
  • Stack and destack in industrial racking system
  • Manoeuvring on and off ramps and inclines
  • Vehicle loading and unloading from a loading dock (if possible)
  • Associated knowledge examination
  • Pre-use inspection practical test
  • Practical Test of basic 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 power pallet truck 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 power pallet trucks 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.

In Refresher:
Duration: 1 Day
Candidates: Up to 6 (at no extra cost) 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon

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