Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Lorry Loader

This course is designed to train delegates how to safely and efficiently operate the lorry loader also known as a HIAB, we offer both Manual Lorry Loader and Remote Lorry Loader training, if you need to gain you lorry loader qualification you are in the right place.

Hydraulic Lorry Loader (HIAB)

Our hydraulic lorry loader course which is commonly referred to as a HIAB will correctly train and qualify operators in the safe and efficient operation of a range of HIAB lorry loaders.

How is someone deemed competent? – training, knowledge and experience.

The lorry loader course is accredited by either the RTITB, NPORS or we offer our own course and certification.  Course duration does depend on experience levels.

Manual lorry loader courses and remote lorry loader courses are available on site nationwide, all experience levels are catered for including novice, experienced and refresher lorry loader courses.

HSE statistics show that fatal injuries in the workplace have remained level in recent years and falls from height is still one of the biggest causes.

Course Aim

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with operating such machinery. To have a working knowledge of how the various tail lifts operate and to identify the major components of the equipment and carry out an effective pre use check.

Course Content

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • What are the hazards
  • Risk Assessment and Safe System of Work
  • Understanding the equipment used
  • Operating the machines at a range of distances
  • Load limits and stability
  • Vehicle movement
  • Attachment selection
  • Pre-Use Checks
  • Fault reporting procedures
  • Theoretical Examination
  • Pre-Use Test
  • Practical Test of Basic Operating Procedures

Different Course Types

The type of forklift training course that you require, will all depend on the experience of the forklift operator. Below you can see the different courses available based on the level of experience.


A novice course is for operators with no experience using a piece of equipment or has been using one with no training previously for less than 6 months.


To qualify for a refresher course, the operator must have proof that they have completed training in this category, without this proof they will not be ale to attend refresher training.


If the operator has previously used another similat piece of equipment, then they can convert to another.


Some operators may have previously been trained in-house or has been using the equipment without any training. Therefore an experienced course would be for them. Minimum of 6 months experience is required.

Experienced Worker Test (NPORS and STS Certificate ONLY)

Experienced operators may be eligible to sit an EWT (experienced worker test) if they are adequately experienced and subject to profiling by our instructor, if you are not sure if you are eligible for an EWT please email us and we will send you a fillale PDF which you can complete and send back to us.

When delivering training on your site, it may be that you have restrictions that result in an element of training not being included. 

The length of your course may be altered due to this and any certificates achieved will show any restrictions.

  • NPORS (Nationa Plant Operators Registration Scheme)
  • Small Training Solutions Certified

Hydraulic Lorry Loader (HIAB) Training Courses onsite:

Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Cardiff, Bridgend, Newport, Blackwood, Swansea, Llanelli, Llansamlett, Crosshands, Pembroke, Caerphilly, Carmerthen, Bristol, Brecon, Neath, South Wales, Wrexham, Llandielo, Aberdare, Mountian Ash, UK Wide

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