Pivot-Steer Truck Refresher Course

Ratios and Minimum Training Duration –

3:1:1 7 Hours and 30 Minutes

2:1:1- 6 Hours and 15 Minutes

1:1:1-4 Hours and 30 Minutes


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

Safe and efficient operation of a Pivot Steer lift 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 truck appropriate for the course, with sufficient loads and appropriate practical facilities available for use during training. Session equipment is detailed at the beginning of each session.

Candidate Specification

All candidates will have evidence of successfully attending adequate formal operator training on the type of equipment intended for use during this training and will be able to provide supporting documentation (We recommend this evidence is retained in your training records). Additionally, candidates should be reasonably fit, both physically and mentally, 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 a suitable course of training and are properly supervised by a competent person). Children under 16 should never operate lift trucks.

Who Should Attend the Course?

This course is aimed at personnel who are currently formally trained and have R.T.I.T.B certification or equivalent to operate counterbalance forklift trucks up to 5000kg and who wish to refresh and reaffirm their driving skills.

What Will You Get From The RTITB Pivot Steer Lift Truck – Refresher Course

Successful delegates will gain a better understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and refresh their skills and ability in the safe use of Pivot Steer Lift Trucks 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