Flexi Training

Flexi Training Courses Delivered At Your Premises
Commonly known in the industy as pivot steer or Flexi ,this equipment combines the concept and roles of a counterbalance truck together with the narrow aisle capabilities of the reach truck and therefore in most cases, eliminating the need for the double handling of loads for onward movement to outdoor terrains and where the operation of a reach truck would not be recommended due to reasons of stability and underside clearance. The latest trucks can operate in aisle widths of only 1.5 metres using an articulated mast system that can be steered through 180 to access racking systems before onward transfer to indoor or outdoor environments however ,to enable the equipment to combine these roles there are a number of factors that the operator will need to take into account including the increased weight to size ratio, height and handling characteristics that differ from non hybrid equipment.

Flexi Training Course Objectives

By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Carry out a pre-start inspection.
  • Load and unload vehicles.
  • Understand the causes of instability of truck and load.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Flexi Training Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls/instruments/steering
  • Limitations of use
  • Load weight assessment
  • Forklift truck stability
  • Components and main truck types
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Driving a Pivot Steer lift truck
  • Operating in restricted areas
  • Battery Checks
  • Emergency controls
  • Operators safety code
  • Handling loaded/unloaded pallets
  • Bulk stacking
  • Vehicle loading/unloading
  • Safe use of hydraulics
  • Working within racking

Flexi Training Certification

RTITB NORS Valid for 3 years.

Flexi Training Refresher Period

RTITB NORS Refresher Course after 3 years.

Any Other Relevant Information

The National Operator Registration Scheme (NORS) is the centralised validation, registration and certification scheme for all RTITB accredited training.

These courses meet the requirement of:

Awarding Bodies recommended period of training and ACOP
Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Lift Trucks: Operator Training.