Electric Pallet Truck Novice Course

Ratios and Minimum Training Duration

3:1:1 – Times can range from 9 Hours to 18 Hours

2:1:1 – Times can range from 7 Hours and 30 Minutes to 15 Hours

1:1:1 – Times can range from 6 Hours to 12 Hours


By the end of this course, candidates will be able to discuss and demonstrate:

  • Safe and efficient operation of a Pallet Truck within the workplace, including their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the risks associated with truck use.
  • Pre-use inspection, appropriate maintenance tasks and reporting processes.
  • Authorisation to operate arrangements.


Classroom and practical training area. Suitable access to an appropriate practical training area must be available. The practical training area must be clearly identified and protected, and should be segregated from normal working activities.


A suitable maintained and legally compliant Pallet Truck appropriate for the course, with sufficient capacity must be available for use during training. Session equipment is detailed at the beginning of each session.

Candidate Specification

All candidates should be reasonably fit, both physically and mentally, have the learning ability and potential to become competent operators and be over the minimum age of 16 years except in ports, where they must be at least 18 years old, unless they are undergoing Suite course or Propery superviseuuy competent pers0II. Chren under 10 M IL never operate lift trucks. Candidates selected for this course should be reliable and have a responsible attitude towards the workplace.

Who Should Attend the Course?

The RTIT8 Electric Pallet/Stacker Truck – Novice Operator course is designed for those with no prior experience of lift truck operation who wish to achieve a nationally recognised operator qualification in the safe and correct use of Electric Pallet/Stacker Truck

What Will You Get From the RTITB Electric Pallet/Stacker Truck – Novice Course?

Successful delegates will gain suitable and sufficient understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and learn skills and ability in the safe use of Electric Pallet/Stacker Truck in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions. The course agenda includes:

  • Introduction to the lift truck to be used
  • Pre-use inspection and take over maintenance
  • Controls and instruments
  • Weight assessment
  • Starting, moving and stopping the truck
  • Handling laden and unladen pallets
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Stacking/de-stacking – free standing and in racking
  • Safety code testing
  • Practical test of basic operating skills
  • Written test of operating knowledge