Sideloader Trucks

There are Three categories of Sideloader Truck:   

  • C1    Rider    Electric & i.c.e.    Up to and including 5 tonne
  • C2    Rider    Electric & i.c.e.    Over 5 tonne - up to and including 15 tonne 
  • C3    Rider    Electric & i.c.e.    Over 15 tonne


Courses available are:-

  • Novice Operator:  A person with little or no experience of driving a fork lift truck 
  • Experienced Operator:  A person who uses the fork lift regularly but has never undertaken a formal course and test.
  • Conversion:  A person who is certificated on one category of truck but needs to drive a different category. (An Operator cannot convert from a pedestrian operated truck to a rider operated truck)
  • Refresher Re-test:  A person who holds a certificate to operate the truck but needs their skills updating in accordance with HSE guidelines 


The course lengths below show the minimum time it will take to become a competent operator - course lengths may vary from those shown depending on the skill levels and competence of the operator.

Rider Operated Truck
Category(s)         Course Type              No. of Candidates    Course Length
C1, C2 & C3 Novice 3 5 Days
C1, C2 & C3 Novice 2 4 Days
C1, C2 & C3 Novice 1 3 Days
C1, C2 & C3 Experienced 2 or 3 3 Days
C1, C2 & C3 Experienced 1 2 Days
C1, C2 & C3 Refresher re-test      1, 2 or 3 1 Day
C1, C2 & C3 Conversion to 1, 2 or 3 1 Day


Sideloader Lift Trucks Course Syllabus (22kb)