Pedestrian and Rider Operated Pallet Trucks

Pallet trucks cover various ABA Categories, and can be pedestrian or rider operated. In addition, they can be Manual, Semi Manual or Electric. There are also instances where they have a fold down platform for use when moving from A to B within the working environment. At HL, we can train on all categories of pallet truck and cover all makes and models.

The main benefits of these trucks are that they are cheaper to buy and maintain than and standard Counterbalance Forklift or Reach Truck and use considerable less space within the working environment than alternative type trucks.

Additionally, as per below course timings they take a lot less time to train candidates due to the simplicity of the truck.

Types of Multi-directional

A1 Pallet; stillage; low lift platform & low lift order picking trucks (Pedestrian Operated)
A2 Pallet; stillage; low lift platform & low lift order picking trucks (Rider Operated)
Z1 – Manual/Semi Manual Pallet Trucks
Z2 – Manual/Semi Manual Platform truck (inc Fixed Type)

These are the categories agreed between all ABA members, and new course testing criteria released in 2019 with improved standard for Pre Use Checks, Practical Testing and Theory Tests.

Course Timings (based on 3:1 candidates:instructor ratio);

Novice – 1 or 2 Days Depending on accrediting body & truck type
Experienced/Existing Operator – 1 Day
Refresher Training – 1 Day

Pallet Truck Training

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 laden/unladen loads, loading docks, 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.