Powered Pallet Truck Training

Powered Pallet Trucks are used widely in warehouse type settings, they are used to carry and transport merchandise at ground level, assembling orders, arranging pallets, loading and unloading vehicles and a range of other central tasks.

Normally they are used in aisles and can handle two or three pallets at one time for the movement of goods. Training is vital for these machines as there carry a high risk of lower limb injuries.

PPT workers must be trained, tested and carry a current certificate of competence.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify and use the safety features built into the equipment
  • Identify and understand the hazards associated with the equipment
  • Understand and demonstrate the correct use of the equipment
  • Understand and list the relevant pre-check & fault reporting processes
  • To understand and demonstrate the safe use of the equipment in accordance with the associated Safe Systems of Work

Course Content

  • The Law – Statute law and Rider Operator code of practice
  • Daily Inspections – Performance and Documentation
  • The Stability Triangle and Load Stability
  • Safe Operation Techniques
  • Loading and Unloading principles
  • Care and Maintenance
  • Charging and Batteries Safety
  • Hazards and Danger recognition

All of these courses are designed to meet the requirements placed upon employers with regard to their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2005 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007.

Power Pallet Truck Training Ireland

The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for participants to become competent in applying the skills, knowledge and attitudes that are required to operate a pallet truck safely and effectively and in accordance with best practice.

This course is designed to train beginners in the safe operation of a Power Pallet truck.
We can tailor them to suit the needs of the individual or the business. On successful completion, we can issue an In-House PPT Forklift Certificate.

All delegates must have Safety Boots on the days of the training. Each course will have a Maximum of 3 learners per half day. This Power pallet truck training course is intended for personnel who require being certified in the operation of pallet trucks. Topics covered include; safe operating practices and elementary operation.


Do I legally have to train lift truck operators?

Yes.  The legislation covering this is the Health & Safety at Work Act 2005, it requires that every employer ensures that all persons who use lift trucks have received adequate training.

I only work part-time operators do I need the same training as full-time operators?

The training requirement is essentially the same for both part-time and full-time operators. Training is important for part-time operators of any type of lift truck.  Legally they need the same type and amount of training as a full-time operator

Does a training qualification to drive a particular type of lift truck mean that the operator can drive any type of truck?

No.  Any employer who allows an operator to drive workplace transport for which they have not received proper training puts the operator and the company at risk. 

When does my certificate expire?

PPT training is recommended updating every three years Refresher training is recommended when an operator has caused an accident or near miss.


Theory and practical assessment are completed onsite on the day.


Each participant will receive a certificate on successfully completing the course.
It is recommended that participants do follow-up refresher courses at regular intervals in order to keep their certification valid.

The certificate awarded complies with all requirements under current Health and Safety Legislation.

Training Benefits

On completion of your Power Pallet truck training, learners will be informed of the current legislative requirements, they will be able to demonstrate the correct and proper use of the equipment thus preventing any unnecessary or avoidable injury.

Where operators are trained correctly, this has a noticeable impact on driver efficiency and damage reduction.