Vehicle Mounted Lift Truck

This equipment is commonly known as the MOFFETT, our accredited course is designed to train delegates how to safely and efficiently operate the equipment in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

vehicle Mounted Lift Truck

The vehicle mounted lift truck is commonly referred to as the MOFFETT, the equipment is mounted onto the rear of a heavy good vehicle and allows the driver to load or unload their own vehicle.  Our MOFFETT course wil train delegates inline with legislation and best practice.

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

Vehicle Mounted Lift Truck operators are required to undertake adequate training in the safe and efficient use of the equipment, training inline with the L117.   Without successfully completing adequate training you risk being non compliant with the relevant regulations.

Small Training Solutions are approved to issue our own certification, RTITB certification or NPORS Accredited certification, both options will provide proof of training, all certification is backed up with your record of training archived on our secure system.  MOFFETT training is a great way to also ensure your staff are aware of their responsibilities and also safe to themselves and other people.

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
  • L117: Approved Code of Practice Rider Operated Lift Trucks
  • What are the hazards
  • Risk Assessment and Safe System of Work
  • Pre-Use Checks and Maintenance
  • Safe use of attachments and how they de-rate a lift truck
  • Operation of the lift truck in a range of scenarios (inclines, loading vehicles, bulk stacking)
  • Recharging/Refueling arrangements
  • Mounting and dismounting from the host vehicle
  • End of shift checks
  • Theoretical Examination
  • Pre-Use Inspections examination
  • 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 
  • Small Training Solutions Certified

Mounted Lift Truck (MOFFETT) 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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