Safe Use of Loading Ramps

This Operators course covers the safe location, connection and use of the Mobile Ramp (And fixed) Courses are also available for, Warehouse/ Materials Handling Assistants, Supervisors & Managers. 

Safe Use of Loading Ramps

Another often overlooked piece of equipment in the workplace is the mobile loadinf ramp, usually stored outside in the elements for years on end, the great British weather will happily eat away at it, it is very important that a throrough pre use check is completed on this piece of equipment before anyone uses it and especially when a forklift which could weigh tonnes is operated on it.

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

Our Mobile Loading Ramp course will training drivers in a range of topics all relevant, this will also ensure drivers are compliant and safe while loading and unloading when using the mobile loading ramp.

Have you overlooked this piece of equipment?

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 the loading ramp.  

Course Content

      • Duties and responsibilities
      • Operational Safety Code
      • Safe working loads
      • Positioning The Ramp
      • Fitting & Removing the mobile ramp
      • Securing to vehicle
      • Additional safeguards
      • Daily Safety Checks & Maintenance
      • Risk Assessment
      • Safe operating on loading ramps
      • Operating Approaches
      • Moving the Ramp
      • Practical Examinations
      • Theory Knowledge Examination


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.

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Mobile Loading Ramp 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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