The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the trainees.

By the end of the course the trainee should be able to:

· Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the machine and how to operate it safely

· Demonstrate a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook · Locate and identify the major components and controls of the machine and explain their functions

· Explain the factors that affect truck stability and identify how to maintain stability of the truck and load

· Explain the dangers of overloading the truck and demonstrate how to prevent overloading

· Conduct all pre-operation checks

· Safely carry out manual handling tasks

· Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

· Safely mount and dismount the machine

· Configure the machine for travel then move off and stop safely

· Manoeuvre the machine safely when laden and unladen, in open and confined areas

 · Pick up, transport and set down loads accurately and safely

 · Carry out lifting and load handling tasks, using pallets and stillages

· Carry out bulk stacking tasks accurately and safely

· Safely carry out battery care, maintenance and charging

· Fit, adjust and/or remove attachments

·Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.