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MEWP

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MEWP

The most significant MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) dangers arise from operation and use of the machine rather than from their movement as a site vehicle. The law says that these hazards must be properly controlled. However, a safe workplace for all vehicle operations needs be established by separating pedestrians and vehicles and providing hazard-free traffic routes. The Key issues which we address when training on all types of MEWP are: MEWP hazards, Controlling the risk, Training and competence and Inspection, Maintenance and Examination

Combi Forklift Truck

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Combi Forklift Truck

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Objective

The trainee on completion will be expected to have attained a level of operating skill, which will comply with the standard laid down in accordance with the HSE code of practice.

Duration

The course duration will vary depending on the experience of the candidates.

Novice Operator: 3-5 Days

Experienced Operator: 1 Day

Course Content

Principle of lifting

Battery Care

Stability factors

Principles of the fork truck

Steering operations (forward and reverse)

Steering operations (confined/open areas)

Picking up, putting down, transporting pallet loads

Stacking and de-stacking loads at high eye and low level

Health and Safety at Work Act 2005 and 2007

Code of practice

VNA & Turret Truck

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VNA & Turret Truck

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Aim

To give the course participants the knowledge and skills needed for the safe and effective operation of a VNA Lift Truck.

Training Duration

Beginners Course: 2 Days

Experienced Operators: Half Day

Refresher Course: Half Day

VNA - Man Up Forklift

Course Content

The two segments to the program include classroom theory & practical evaluation

Review legislation relating to the Health, Safety & Welfare at Work Act 2005

Outline the responsibilities of Owner, Employer, Supervisors, and Workers

Consequences of unsafe driving of an Electric Pallet Lift Truck

Pre-shift Inspections

Stability triangle / trapezoid

Centre of Gravity of the load & Centre of Gravity of the truck

Capacity of Low Industrial Pallets, capacity plates (reading & understanding.)

Specific hazards & controls when driving a Low Industrial Lift Truck.

How to respond to an emergency situation involving a Low Industrial Lift Truck

List specific driving rules to your use of Low Industrial Pallets.

Learner Verification and review. 34 question, True & False format.

Counter Balance Forklift

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Counter Balance Forklift Training

Operating a forklift truck is a specialised skill. Many accidents are caused by untrained drivers operating trucks in ignorance of the special conditions that apply to forklifts.

There are four main types of Forklift Training courses that we can deliver

  • Novice Course: 3 Days
  • Conversion Course: 1 Day
  • Experienced Operator: 1/2 Day
  • Refresher Course: 1/2 Day

Course Content

Novice Course

This course is designed for beginners with little or no experiences, who receive a certificate of qualification at the end of the course, provided they achieve the required standard in the theoretical and practical tests.

Conversion Course

HSA guidance outlines that drivers trained on one type of truck require conversion training if they are to operate a different type of truck. This course is designed to equip an operator with a valid operator’s certificate on a particular type of forklift (e.g. Counterbalance or Reach), with the skills necessary to drive the alternative truck.

Experienced Course

This course is designed for experienced operators who are familiar with the steering characteristics of the lift truck and have the ability to manoeuvre both forward and reverse in a confined area. They should also be experienced in load handling functions. Certificates are awarded to participants at the end of the course, provided they achieve the required standard in the theoretical and practical tests.

Refresher Course

Regular refresher training is recommended to keep Fork Lift Truck operators safe and to sharpen operator techniques. HSA guidance on forklift trucks states that operators should undergo refresher training to keep them from developing bad habits, or if and when their work practices change. This course is suitable for experienced operators who require a refresher course.

Reach Truck

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Reach Truck

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to give participants the basic skills and knowledge to operate stacker trucks safely and efficiently and successfully complete the theory and practical evaluations associated with the course.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for experienced forklift truck drivers wishing to gain certification for the operation of reach trucks

Course Content

Legislation

Daily inspection procedures

Stability

General Safety rules

Loading and stacking procedures

De-stacking and unloading

Maintenance

Operate a reach truck safely, reducing the riskl of injury to operators and pedestrians and increase the efficiency of forklift truck operators

Understand safe operating techniques

Specific hazards & controls when driving a Low Industrial Lift Truck.

Know how to refuel and recharge forklifts safely

Correctly position forklift in relation to task requirements

Stack and de-stack safely and accurately

Attain the required standard to successfully complete the theory and practical evaluations

Power Pallet Truck

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Power Pallet Truck (PPT) Training

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

FITAC is recognised as the leading authority in Ireland on mechanical equipment training and instruction on all categories of forklifts, MEWP and heavy-duty machinery with our staff having over 30 years of experience in this field.

PPT’s are commonly used in almost every warehouse for loading and offloading lorries, moving pallets into position, and picking orders, but are also a common source of accidents through misuse and lack of specific training relating to each type of machine.

Our course covers the following types of PPT

– PPT Pedestrian
– Long Legs
– Stand on Stackers
– Chariot
– Ride-on

Course Content

The two segments to the program include classroom theory & practical evaluation

Review legislation relating to the Health, Safety & Welfare at Work Act 2005

Outline the responsibilities of Owner, Employer, Supervisors, and Workers

Consequences of unsafe driving of an Electric Pallet Lift Truck

Pre-shift Inspections

Stability triangle / trapezoid

Centre of Gravity of the load & Centre of Gravity of the truck

Capacity of Low Industrial Pallets, capacity plates (reading & understanding.)

Specific hazards & controls when driving a Low Industrial Lift Truck.

How to respond to an emergency situation involving a Low Industrial Lift Truck

List specific driving rules to your use of Low Industrial Pallets.

Learner Verification and review. 34 question, True & False format.

Course Overview

Power Pallet Truck (PPT) training is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate a powered pallet truck safely and effectively. Powered pallet trucks are used to move and lift pallets and other heavy loads in warehouses, distribution centres, and other industrial settings.

FITAC PPT training includes both theoretical and practical components and covers a range of topics including the following:

Legislation

The Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 2005 sets out the legal requirements for the use of power pallet trucks (PPTs) and other lifting equipment in the workplace in Ireland. The legislation places a duty of care on employers to provide a safe working environment for their employees, and to ensure that lifting equipment is used safely and properly.

Responsibilities

The safe use of power pallet trucks (PPTs) in the workplace requires the active involvement and cooperation of a range of stakeholders, including owners, employers, supervisors, and workers.

Here are the general responsibilities of each stakeholder:

  • Owner: The owner of a PPT is responsible for ensuring that the equipment is fit for purpose, maintained in good condition, and inspected by a competent person on a regular basis. The owner is also responsible for ensuring that the equipment is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and any relevant legislation or standards.
  • Employer: The employer is responsible for ensuring the safety and health of employees who use PPTs in the workplace. This includes providing a safe working environment, ensuring that employees are provided with appropriate training, instruction, and supervision, and ensuring that PPTs are operated in a safe and controlled manner.
  • Supervisor: The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that PPTs are operated safely and effectively in the workplace. This includes ensuring that operators are adequately trained and supervised and that PPTs are used in accordance with safe operating procedures.
  • Worker: The worker who operates a PPT is responsible for ensuring that the equipment is used safely and effectively. This includes following safe operating procedures, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, and reporting any defects or hazards to their supervisor or employer.

Specific responsibilities of each stakeholder may vary depending on the workplace and the specific requirements of the job. However, by working together and taking their responsibilities seriously, stakeholders can help to ensure that PPTs are used safely and effectively in the workplace.

Consequences

Training outlines how the unsafe driving of a pallet truck can have serious consequences for both the operator and other workers in the workplace including:

  • Accidents and injuries: The most obvious consequence of unsafe driving is the risk of accidents and injuries. The heavy weight and speed of pallet trucks can cause significant damage and injury if it collides with other objects, equipment or personnel in the workplace. This can result in serious injuries, including broken bones, cuts, and bruises.
  • Property damage: PPTs can cause significant damage to property and equipment in the workplace if it is driven recklessly or unsafely. This can result in costly repairs or replacements, which can affect the bottom line of the company.
  • Loss of productivity: Accidents or injuries caused by unsafe driving can result in lost time and productivity in the workplace. Workers may need to take time off work to recover from injuries or to deal with the aftermath of an accident, which can affect the
    overall productivity of the business.
  • Legal consequences: If an accident or injury occurs as a result of unsafe driving of pallet trucks, the company or operator may be liable for legal consequences, including fines, legal fees, and compensation payments.

It is important for operators of PPTs to take their responsibility seriously, and to operate the equipment safely and in accordance with safe operating procedures. This includes following speed limits, keeping a safe distance from other objects and personnel, and avoiding distractions while operating the equipment. By doing so, operators can help to prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace, and help to maintain a safe and productive work environment.

Pre-shift Inspections

Performing pre-shift inspections on power pallet trucks (PPTs) is an important safety measure that can help to identify any defects or issues with the equipment before it is used. Here are some of the components that should be inspected during a pre-shift inspection of a PPT:

  • Battery: The battery should be checked for damage or corrosion, and the water levels should be checked if the battery is not a sealed unit.
  • Wheels and tires: The wheels and tires should be checked for damage, wear, and proper inflation. The wheel nuts should also be checked to ensure that they are tight.
  • Controls and steering: The controls and steering should be checked to ensure that they are functioning properly. This includes checking the brakes, the steering, and the horn.
  • Forks and mast: The forks and mast should be checked for any signs of damage or wear, including cracks or bends.
  • Chains and hydraulic hoses: The chains and hydraulic hoses should be checked for any signs of wear, including cracks or leaks.
  • Lights and indicators: The lights and indicators should be checked to ensure that they are functioning properly.
  • Seat and belts: The seat and seat belt should be checked for any signs of damage or wear.

Operators should also visually inspect the PPT for any other signs of damage or wear, and report any defects or issues to their supervisor or employer immediately.

Performing pre-shift inspections on PPTs is an important step in ensuring the safe operation of the equipment. By identifying any issues before the equipment is used, operators can help to prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace.

Summary

The PPT training program provided by FITAC is comprehensive and covers a wide range of critical areas related to the safe and efficient operation of power pallet trucks.

In addition to the topics mentioned earlier, the program includes important concepts such as the stability triangle/trapezoid, the center of gravity of the load and the truck, and the capacity of low industrial pallets, as well as the reading and understanding of capacity plates.

The training also covers specific hazards and controls when driving a low industrial lift truck and how to respond to an emergency situation involving such equipment.

Additionally, the program outlines specific driving rules related to the use of low industrial pallets and concludes with a learner verification and review in a true/false format with 34 questions.

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