Truck Types

Counterbalance

A counterbalance truck is what people think of when thinking about a fork lift truck. The counterbalance is designed for straight forward operations and can use either LPG (gas), diesel or electric engines. The counterbalance truck can be used indoors and/or outdoors depending on the working environment and is the perfect starting block for an operator to begin their learning.

Courses available: Novice, Experience and Refresher

Training type: In House or ITSSAR

Training Categories Description Training Venue
B1 Up to 5000kg In Centre or Onsite
B2 5001kg to 15000kg Onsite only
B3 15001kg and above Onsite only

Reach Truck

The reach is design for indoor, warehouse work where space is limited. As the truck has a low undercarriage and small wheels, outdoor work is not recommended for the reach truck. The reach gets its name due to the mast assembly being able to reach out and collect the required load. The reach mechanism allows the truck to operate in tight confined spaces compared to the counterbalance truck. Modern reach trucks can be used to collect loads from great heights as many trucks are now fitted with tilting cabs or cameras.

Courses available: Novice, Experience and Refresher

Training type: In House or ITSSAR

Training Categories Description Training Venue
D1 Lift height under 8m In Centre or Onsite
D2 Lift height over 8m Onsite only
A8 Stand on reach truck Onsite only

Pivot Steer Truck

The pivot steer truck, often referred to as the Bendi or Flexi, has been designed to work in confined warehouses with narrow aisles. Requiring less room than a reach truck, many businesses are looking to the pivot steer as a more cost-effective solution to warehousing. Along with the capability to work in narrow aisle, the pivot steer can deal with outdoor conditions like the counterbalance, therefore one pivot steer truck can do the job of the counterbalance and the reach truck.

Courses available: Novice, Experience and Refresher

Training type: In House or ITSSAR

Training Categories Description Training Venue
P1 Rider operated In Centre or Onsite
P2 Pedestrian operated Onsite only

Powered Pallet Truck (PPT)

PPT trucks are one of the most simplest lift trucks available, however when in the hands of inexperienced operators major accidents can still happen. Using the same princples as a hand pump truck, the forks enter the load to be picked then the electric motor enables the truck to lift, lower and move the truck without the need for manual handling. PPT trucks are best suited to indoor locations with smooth ground surfaces.

Courses available: Novice, Experience and Refresher

Training type: In House or ITSSAR

Training Categories Description Training Venue
A1 Pedestrian operated Onsite only
A2 Rider operated In Centre or Onsite
A3 Pedestrian operated counterbalance Onsite only
A4 Rider operated pallet stacker Onsite only
A5 Pedestrian operated pallet stacker Onsite only
A6 Pedestrian operated straddle truck Onsite only
A7 Pedestrian operated reach truck Onsite only

Other training categories

Training Categories Description Training Venue

Siderloader

C1 Up to 5000kg Onsite only
C2 5001kg to 15000kg Onsite only
C3 15001kg and above Onsite only

Order Picker

E1 Lift up to and including 2.5 meters Onsite only
E2 Lift over 2.5 meters Onsite only

Very Narrow Aisle (VNA)

F1 Operator up Onsite only
F2 Operator down Onsite only

Container Handler

G1 Straddle carriers Onsite only
G2 Counterbalanced Onsite only
G3 Sideloader Onsite only
G4 Telescopic Onsite only
G5 Rough terrain telescopic Onsite only

Multi-directional

M1 Lift truck Onsite only
M2 Sideloader Onsite only

Transportable (AKA Moffett)

T(B1) Counterbalance Onsite only
T(D1) Reach Onsite only
Training Categories Description Training Venue

MEWP

1A Static vertical (scissor lift) In Centre (Hire Charge Applicable) or Onsite
1B Static boom (cherry picker) In Centre (Hire Charge Applicable) or Onsite
3A Mobile vertical (scissor lift) In Centre or Onsite
3B Mobile boom (cherry picker) In Centre (Hire Charge Applicable) or Onsite

Rough Terrain

J1 Masted lift truck Onsite only
J2 Telescopic up to 9m lift Onsite only
J3 Telescopic above 9m lift Onsite only
J6 Telescopic with rotating turret, up to 9m lift Onsite only
J7 Telescopic with rotating turret, above 9m lift Onsite only
J8 Articulated Onsite only

Industrial

J4 Variable reach truck up to 9m lift Onsite only
J5 High lift telescopic above 9m lift Onsite only

Tow Tractors and Trailers

H1 Rider operated Onsite only
H2 Pedestrian operated Onsite only
H3 Rider operated over 30000kg Onsite only

Pallet Trucks

Z1 Manual and semi manual pallet truck Onsite only
Z2 Manual and semi manual pallet platform truck Onsite only
Z3 Manual and semi manual pallet stacker truck Onsite only
Z4 Manual and semi manual pallet straddle truck Onsite only

Areas of training not listed elsewhere:

Abrasive wheels

Commercial vechicle tail lift

Loading shovel

Lorry mounted loader

Overhand crane pendant/remote

Skid steer

Slinger/signaller

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