Training your operators on-site can be extremely useful, as
workplace-specific issues can often be addressed by the trainer and
delegates will often feel more at home. That said, on-site training
can also be distracting, so a dedicated, cordoned-off area to train
within is required. The majority of our courses are run on-site, and
our success rate is mostly down to our Instructor's ability to work
with our customers. To ensure a smooth-running course, our
Instructor will need:
- A suitable and safe machine.
- An assortment of pallets.
- Access to the warehouse or operating area.
- Realistic loads, to simulate working conditions.
- Access to truck charging/refuelling facilities.
- A dedicated area that can be cordoned off-limits is useful
- Access to a training room, classroom or office with enough
room for the Instructor and delegates.
In addition, delegates will require suitable safety equipment and
any previous licence documentation, if required (usually just
WE offer 2/3/5 day courses
2 Day Conversion
Operators who are certified on Reach/Counterbalance or similar with
6months driving experience.
Day Experienced operator
Operators with practical operating experience, but little or no
theoretical knowledge on Reach/Counterbalance or similar with 6months
5 Day Novice operator
Operators with no practical operating experience and no theoretical
Maximum Instructor ratio is 3:1:1
What is the difference? Why the need for extra training and
trucks are inherently different from conventional counterbalanced and
reach trucks, particularly in respect or stability considerations.
Not all pivot steer trucks are identical in their operation and the
manufacturer's operator manual specific to a machine must be used for
Its a question of
stability triangle of a pivot steer truck is the reverse of that for a
counterbalanced and reach truck and the centre of gravity (unladen) is
further to the rear of the truck than most conventional trucks. This
change to the stability triangle is because it is the front axle which
stability triangle of a pivot steer truck is dynamic and there are
changes in its shape as the truck articulates to either side of its
centre line, 2.3 When a truck is articulated its centre of gravity (or
the combined centre of gravity of the truck and load when laden) is to
the side of the truck in the direction of articulation.
when articulated factors affect the longitudinal centre of gravity along
the length of a pivot steer truck they also affect the machine's lateral
centre of gravity.
displacements of the centre of gravity can result in truck lateral
tipovers, therefore pivot steer trucks have typically been designed with
the truck's centre of gravity further back than on conventional trucks
and the machine's mass is generally greater in relation to its capacity
to compensate for these changes, because of the foregoing, it is
overloads or handling with extended load centers that are the most
important considerations in a pivot steer truck's stability.
Accordingly, the plated capacity of the truck, which is calibrated when
the truck is in its least stable condition (nearly fully articulated),
must be strictly followed.
(Extracted from ITSSAR course syllabus Ref:489 2007