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Driver Off-Loading and Loading Safety

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Driver Off-Loading and Loading Safety

Certificate recognised by the RSA & the HSA

FITAC are proud to present our latest course, Driver Off-Loading and Loading Safety.

Load securing and safe loading has become a very topical and important subject amongst the Road Safety Authority and the Health & Safety Authority at present in Ireland.

We recognise that there has been an increase in incidents involving the transportation of goods, and this course aims to address these issues, by delivering tailor-made courses to suit our client’s specific needs,

Off-Loading and Loading training for Drivers is a comprehensive course for up to 5 people per group, designed to equip staff with the skills and knowledge they need to operate safety in various different workplace environments.

Course Content

Background and Objectives, why we carry out training, legal responsibilities

All relevant Legislation, Health & Safety at Work Act

The different types of mechanical equipment used in warehouses

Particular focus on the Power Pallet Truck Theory

Manual Pallet Truck – Manual Handling (pushing and pulling)

Hazards and Risk associated with Off-loading and Loading vehicles

Opening the back door of the container/lorry safely (falling objects)

Operation and Safe Working on Tail Lift Vehicles

Safe operation of curtain-side lorries (opening and closing)

Access and egress to and from trailers (Working at Heights)

Safe and correct operation of dock levellers

Internal Warehouse hazards and risk assessments

Slopes and gradients and the dangers therein while operating

Operating in adverse weather conditions

How to assess a load which may be unstable/dangerous to offload

Off-Loading and Loading of Double stacked pallets

Different types of pallets and the safest way to transport each type

Safe loading procedures, securing of loads and dangers associated with unstable loads

Dangerous goods awareness

Practical training in the warehouse on all operations above

Practical training on the Power Pallet Truck

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