Our Training Courses

Familiarisation Training Course

This 1 x day course is recommended for individuals who have little or no experience and knowledge of Tail Lifts and is suitable for Parts, Service and Sales Department staff. 
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Course Content
Course content includes: industry & manufacturer overview, the different styles & models explained and how they operate, hazards & safety features, how to identify the make / model & where to locate serial numbers, key components, parts identification along with industry terminology.

Aim of the course
By the end of this course attendees will be able to identify the different types of Tail Lifts available, explain how each type works and name the different manufacturers, their product ranges and how to identify the various Tail Lift models used in the UK marketplace. Attendees will also learn how to use the correct terminology along with information needed to identify parts which will result in a greater ability to order parts correctly.

An examination concludes the day’s training and attendees are given work books to take away with them. Certificates are also awarded to successful candidates.

Engineering Training Course

This 3 x day course is aimed at Technicians, Mechanics, Bodybuilders and Engineers who have at least a basic understanding of Tail Lifts. Course content includes: Servicing, Weight Testing & LOLER Examinations.
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(We recommend that individuals who have no Tail Lift Experience attend our Tail Lift Familiarisation Training Course prior to attending this course.)

Course Content
Course content includes:

  • Health & Safety Legislation – includes LOLER/PUWER regulations 1998, CE Marking regulations, LOLER reporting and correct paperwork and LOLER practical & Thorough Examinations.
  • Tail Lift Servicing & Maintenance – the correct procedure for carrying out tail lift servicing and general maintenance.
  • Tail Lift Weight Testing – the correct procedure for Weight Testing to adhere to BS EN1756/1 and BS EN1756/2. Theory and practical sessions, correct use of test
  • Fault Finding – including reading and understanding Tail Lift wiring & hydraulic diagrams

An examination test on each of the above subjects concludes the training.
Certificates are also awarded to successful candidates.

Aim of the course
To give attendees the necessary knowledge of vehicle Tail Lifts to carry out servicing, repairs, examinations, and weight testing in a safe and correct manner, in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines, and meeting all regulations covered by LOLER PUWER and HASAW.

LOLER Regulations Training Course

This 1 x day course is aimed at Company Director’s, Managers, Supervisors, Duty holders or any person who is responsible for the maintenance or repair of any type of lifting equipment within the workplace.
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Course Content
How to apply LOLER Regulations in the workplace along with reporting and correct paperwork procedures. HASAW and PUWER Regulations along with Approved Codes of Practice. Course also includes Testing as part of Statutory Thorough Examinations and how to approve a Competent Person.
There is an examination test at the end of the days’ course and certificates are awarded to successful candidates.
Please note that this course does not actually qualify you to carry out Thorough Examinations.

Aim of the course
To give attendees the knowledge and understanding of their legal responsibilities under LOLER regulations.

Operator Training Course

These 1 x day courses are aimed at any driver or person who operates a commercial or welfare Tail Lift.
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Course Content
The course explains how Tail Lifts should be used safely and correctly to reduce accident risks and encompasses manufacturers’ operator guidelines. It explains the correct loading and unloading of platforms and explains the safety features fitted on Tail Lifts, how they operate and how they should be used. The course also includes basic product familiarisation, legislation regarding the safe use of Tail Lifts, along with pre use checks and working at height.
This course is theory and practical with an examination test at the end of the days’ course.
Certificates are awarded to successful candidates.

Aim of the course
To give attendees the necessary skills and confidence to operate Tail Lifts in the correct and safe manner and to be able to carry out pre use checks correctly.

Fault Finding Training Course

This course includes how to read wiring diagrams along with how to use electrical fault finding equipment. It also explains how to read hydraulic diagrams and the different types of valves used on Tail Lifts and how they work.
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Fault Finding and Repair Course 1 Day Duration.

Suitable for –

Technicians, or personnel already working on vehicle tail lifts.

AIMS –

To provide candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to diagnose and repair vehicle tail lift faults quickly and in a safe manner.

Content –

  • Carrying out risk assessments when on breakdowns.
  • General approach to fault finding.
  • Understanding and using electrical and hydraulic wiring diagrams,
  • Practical testing of tail lift components.
  • Using test equipment correctly.
  • Practical fault finding.

Bespoke Training Course

Need Training on a Welfare Tail Lift or a specific Manufacturer or Model of Tail Lift? We can help.
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Banksman Training Course

This is a 1 x day course aimed for all commercial drivers or person who handle Vehicle Signalling. Full training by RTITB Instructors, will be given to ensure full safety of all persons on site and reduce the dangers and the main cause of accidents.
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Course Content
Course content includes: The importance and responsibility of this job requires Banksmen to be fully trained. In turn, the training for any Vehicle Banksman needs to be thorough and comprehensive.

This Training Course Covers:

  • Assessing and identifying the need for a Vehicle Banksman
  • Knowing what responsibilities a Vehicle Banksman has
  • The main causes of accidents
  • Safe system of work
  • Reversing safely
  • Banksman signals
  • Driver’s field of vision
  • Correct communication to use
  • Identifying potential hazards
  • Public highway banksman awareness

This course has a two part assessment a written and a practical.

The course requires the delegate to attain a minimum 80% pass mark

Course duration 1 full day: 9am– 4pm

EAL Level 3 Award - Vehicle Tail Lift Inspection & Maintenance

This is a 6 x day course to be completed within 3 months, suitable for Vehicle Tail Lift Service, Maintenance & Test Engineer/Technician, and apprentices.
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This qualification has been developed to provide learners with an intermediate knowledge and understanding of Vehicle Tail Lift maintenance and testing activities.

Course Content
The qualification covers the specific knowledge and understanding of vehicle tail lift maintenance and testing activities, which have been developed in consultation with employers and training providers to ensure that it meets the needs of both employers and learners.

The content and structure of the qualification has been developed to provide the appropriate level of knowledge and understanding required to be achieved and assessed.

This qualification is a Level 3 Award and has a minimum Total Qualification Time of 80 hours.

Aim Of The Course

This qualification is a Level 3 Award in vehicle tail lift maintenance and testing (Knowledge and Skills). It will give learners knowledge and understanding of vehicle tail lift servicing, maintenance and testing activities. Along with intermediate knowledge and understanding that is required by someone working with vehicle tail lifts using a hands on approach

  1. Knowledge and understanding of vehicle tail lift maintenance and testing
  2. Information that will help them make more informed decisions about their career options
  3. Personal skills to help them work effectively and achieve their potential

Typical job roles include roles relating to:

  • Vehicle tail lift technician
  • Vehicle tail lift service engineer
  • Vehicle tail lift maintenance engineer
  • Vehicle tail lift test engineer
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Familiarisation Training Course
Engineering Training Course
LOLER Regulations Training Course
Operator Training Course
Fault Finding Training Course
Bespoke Training Course
Banksman Training Course
EAL Level 3 Award - Vehicle Tail Lift Inspection & Maintenance