A combination of various other trucks, the Straddle Truck proves more efficient than others within the ABA A Categories, due to its superior stacking abilities which helps to save time. Another additional benefits of using a Straddle Truck includes that the wider legs allow the truck to lift pallets from ground level as the forks are separate from the load legs operators are able to lift from ground level without the risk of damaging the pallet.
See below for more info on this truck type, including what the course includes, the course ratio and timings and what you should expect to receive upon successful completion of training.
A6 Pedestrian Operated Straddle Truck
The above category has been taken from the ABA Groupings, and is correct for RTITB, AITT & ITSSAR.
Course Timings (based on 3:1 candidates:instructor ratio);
Novice – 2 or 3 Days (depending on accrediting body)
Experienced/Exisiting Operator – 1 Day
Conversion (from alternative type forklift*)
Refresher Training – 1 Day
Any training for this truck type can be carried out at customers locations across the UK.
What does this course entail?
There is so much depth in all of our courses. This course covers (but NOT limited to) the below;
Working within racking, Regulations/legislation including LOLER 1998, PUWER 1998 and HASAWA 1974; Starting and stopping the truck; Mounting and dismounting; Operating with 4-way steer (if applicable); Use of hydraulic controls 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.