Container Handler Forklift Training

Popular in ports, terminals and shipping yards, Container Handler Forklifts provide fast lifting cycles, high stacking and reduced freight costs. These container handler trucks are a vital part of any intermodal operation and their different configurations make them versatile within any business setup. Due to their massive size, weight and potential for causing high levels of damage, rigorous training and operator selection for these trucks is vital.

Container Handlers Training Courses
BITA Categories
G1 – Straddle carriers
G2 – Counterbalanced
G3 – Sideloader
G4 – Telescopic
G5 – Rough Terrain Telescopic

Course content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Re-fueling procedures of Reach Stacker Forklift
  • Pre-use checks
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of the Reach Stacker Forklift
  • Manoeuvring the Forklift Truck in open and confined areas
  • Handling Containers/ Load Assessments
  • Site Rules/ Procedures
  • Stacking Procedures

Course assessment

  • 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

Course certification

  • ITSSAR accredited certificate
  • TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme) registration
Course Duration Candidates
Novice 5 days max 2
Experienced Operator 3 days max 2
Safety Refresher 1 day max 3
Conversion 3 days max 2
Familiarisation 1 day max 3
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