Pedestrian operated powered pallet stacker trucks are typically utilised to carry out similar jobs to pedestrian pallet trucks – with the additional feature of having a mast to reach those otherwise out of reach areas. Whether you need to lift into racking, onto a mezzanine floor or other high lift area, these are sometimes preferred over counterbalance and reach trucks. See below for more info on categories.
The main benefit of these trucks are that they are a much cheaper option, but due to their size (smaller than rider operated trucks) these are more convenient in some warehouse environments where space is hard to come by.
We can deliver this training at our centre on the truck in the image (A5 Pedestrian Operated Pallet Stacker) below, or nationwide at your premises and cater for all levels of experience. Timings for this are outlined below, based on a 3:1 ratio. Smaller ratios may alter timings.
Types of Pallet Stacker
A4 Rider Operated Pallet Stacker
A5 Pedestrain Operated Pallet Stacker (see picture)
Z3 Pedestrian manual and semi-manual pallet stackers
These categories were introduced by the ABA following a meeting with Combilift themselves, who helps categorise the difference between the types of trucks available on the market.
Course Timings (based on 3:1 candidates:instructor ratio);
Novice – 3 Days
Experienced/Exisiting Operator – 1 Day
Conversion (from alternative type forklift*) – typically 2 days, however this is down to instructors discretion, and further training may be recommended if the candidates do not reach the required standard.
Refresher Training – 1 Day
What does this course entail?
There is so much depth in all of our courses. This course covers (but NOT limited to) the below;
Regulations/legislation including LOLER 1998, PUWER 1998 and HASAWA 1974; Introduction to truck; Capacity Plates; Stability; Handling loaded/unloaded pallets, Working within racking and much more.
There are both theoretical and practical tests, along with a pre-use check that are mandatory testing elements. You will need to pass ALL THREE to successfully complete the course.
What will a candidate recieve upon successful completion of a basic operators course?
Certification: Upon successful completion of training, you will received a certificate, accredited by your chosen accrediting body (ITSSAR, RTITB or AITT). Check out our accreditation page for more information.
Photo ID Cards: These are also available, although depending on your chosen accreditation, may be additional to the cost quoted.