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Sidelifter Training 

  • A practical and theory-based course designed to provide drivers and operators the skills and knowledge to safely and legally operate Sidelifters in any applicable environment.

  • You will be professionally trained by qualified and experienced instructors.

  • Train at one of our nationwide facilities or your own venue.
Sidelifters operation course

Course Aim

To produce drivers and operators who are able to:

  • Complete a pre use inspection of a sidelifter and ancillary equipment (if fitted).
  • Ensure site safety. 
  • Load a container from the ground onto a sidelifter vehicle. 
  • Unload a container from a sidelifter vehicle onto the ground.
  • Transfer a container from one vehicle to another.

Course Structure & Details

  • The course takes approximately one-day covering theory and practical training plus assessment.
  • Course numbers are normally restricted to 6 trainees.

Unit Standards 

  • Unit Standard 17679 - 6 credits - (operate a truck-mounted Sidelifter).

Course Venue and Requirements

As there is a practical element involving the workplace this course is best delivered at the workplace. 

It is preferable that clients provide:

  • One suitable vehicle with sidelifter.
  • One suitable vehicle or trailer to receive a loaded container.
  • One container loaded to at least 50% of the safe working load of the sidelifter.
  • TR Driver Training is able to source vehicles at extra cost if required.

Course Details and Fees

  • As this course is normally tailored to company / organisation requirements please contact us for a quotation.


We’re happy to custom build a training programme to suit your needs. We can also run a private course at your premises (Minimum of 6 people).