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side loader forklift training


Side Loader Forklift Training

Rules For Stacking With Sideloader Trucks

  • Approach the stack with the load firmly positioned on truck load deck.
  • Stop when load is in line with the truck parallel to the stack, apply parking brake and select neutral.
  • The technique of undercutting may be necessary during this operation. Lift the load to the desired height. Traverse load out, until over stacking position taking care not to dislodge loads in adjacent stacks
  • Lower load on to stack adjusting tilt as necessary. When the load is securely stacked, lower forks until free of pallet or dunnage strips, then traverse mast fully in. Full observation and sound horn before moving off.

Rules for De-Stacking With Side-loader trucks

  • Stop in line with and parallel to the face of the stack, apply parking brake and select neutral.
  • Raise or lower forks to a position permitting clear entry into pallet or between dunnage strips, utilising tilt as necessary.
  • The technique of undercutting may be necessary during this operation.
  • Traverse mast out until forks are fully inserted.
  • Lift load clear and apply sufficient back tilt to stabilise the load.
  • Traverse load fully in taking care not to dislodge loads in adjacent stacks.
  • Lower load onto deck. Full observation and sound horn before moving off.

Additional Rules For Side-loader Trucks

  • Ensure load is lifted clear of the deck ore traversing.
  • Ensure you know the de-rated capacity of the truck when operating without stabiliser jacks.
  • Don't lift loads greater than the un-jacked capacity without using stabiliser jacks.
  • Ensure that stabiliser jacks are hard down of firm ground.
  • Travel with load firmly and squarely on truck deck with the forks just clear of the load and sufficient back tilt applied to stabilise the truck/load.
  • Don't attempt to travel with the mast traversed out

  Course Assessment 

 Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98, LOLER 98 & Working at Height 2005.

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 the Forklift training course


Operators Name: _______________________

Date of Inspection: ___/___/___

Shift: ___Morning ___Afternoon ___Night.

Hour Meter: ________________


YES  NO  Forks, Carriage: Damaged, Bent, Worn. (Capacity on Forks)

YES  NO  Mast, Rollers & Chains: Loose/ Missing Parts, Excessive Wear or Leaks.

YES  NO  Hydraulic Hoses & Cylinders: Leaking or Damaged.

YES  NO  Tires, Load Wheels: Any Damage, Any Damage, Bond Failure, Tread etc.

YES NO  Overhead Guard Good Condition, No Damage or Dents.

YES  NO  Operators Compartment: Clean, Controls are Readable

YES  NO  Propane Tank & Hose Derv Tank and Pipes : tank good condition, hose not frayed connection is good sufficient fuel.

YES  NO  Capacity Plate: Readable and Understood.

YES  NO  Fluid Checks: (T.E.C.H – B) Transmission, Engine, Coolant, Hydraulics – Battery and Brakes

YES  NO  Operators Manual & Warning Decals: Visible and Readable.

Other Comments:




YES  NO  Lights: Front, Tail, Reverse and Brake lights. Good Condition (If Applicable)

YES  NO  Gauges, Hour Meter: Good Condition and Working.

YES  NO  Hydraulic Controls: Extend, Retract Lift, Lower, Tilt & Side Shift Operating Freely, No Leak.

YES  NO  Horn & Back-up Alarm: Works Properly.

YES  NO  Forward & Reverse Control: Motor Sounds Good, Operates Smoothly.

YES  NO  Service Brake: No Loud Noises, Stops in Good Amount of Time.

YES  NO  Steering: Operates Freely, Smooth With No Strange Noises.

YES  NO  Emergency Brake: Good Working Condition.

YES  NO  Windshield & Wipers: No Cracks In Window, Wipers Working Good.


Other Comments:


PASS: ___ SERVICE: ___ Supervisor