Hook Lift – Demountable Container System

A demountable container system is a system built onto a road vehicle and is designed to pick up a container from the rear of the vehicle at ground level, to place it on the vehicle’s carrying chassis to transport it over distance and to deliver it to a location. It may also be designed to discharge the contents of the container by tipping as necessary. The system is powered by hydraulics generated by pump either from the vehicle’s engine through a power take off or by its own dedicated power supply.

The container is designed to be pulled and lifted by a hook onto the rear of the vehicle. It may be operated from a position at ground level alongside the vehicle, but usually from inside the cab of the vehicle.

Containers may be used for bulk refuse, builders’ waste, recovery of broken down vehicles, bulk logistical supplies, conventional shipping containers, fire and rescue services, military logistics supply, etc.

This course is designed to train the operator in operating the equipment only. It is not designed to train the operator to drive or manoeuvre the vehicle, nor is it in any way designed to meet the standards of the LGV Driving Test.

Course Content Includes;Course Introduction

Introduction; explanation (safety information); outline of training course; training course timetable; certification.

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 & relevant legislation

Operator’s Safety Code

Introduction to the hook-lift demountable container system, its controls and instruments

Set up for unloading or loading operations

Pre-use inspection and take-over maintenance

Operation of all controls through full cycle (no load)

Unload and load an unladen container

Load weight assessment

Unload and load a laden container

Discharge bulk material by tipping

Clear up work area and prepare for travel

And Basic Test of Operating Ability including; Pre-Use Check, Theory Test & Practical Test

Hook Lift
Hook Loader