Pallet truck operator training course
This course deals with the training of pallet truck operators and covers both stand on and pedestrian types of pallet trucks. It also covers Low Level Order Pickers or LLOPs machines. IMPORTANT: For details of pallet truck testing click here
According to the forklift ACOP training is still required for pedestrian pallet trucks even though they are not covered by the ACOP itself. Here is a quote from the ACOP.
"Operators of types of truck not covered by the ACOP text, for example pedestrian-operated trucks, ‘stand-on’ pallet trucks that do not lift materials for stacking, and straddle carriers, will also need training"
It is usual to conduct a short theory session followed by practical tuition and testing for these trucks.
For many years there was no recognised practical test for these machines but the, now defunct, supermarket group Kwiksave had their own test which many people copied including me. The ABA introduced an accredited test for these machines in August 2019 and it's use is mandatory from 1st December 2019. It includes practical,written and pre-use tests and full details are available at the end of this course.